From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.
Partner News | Published: Monday, July 12, 2021
With the move toward quality-based care as a means of defining success and reimbursement, cardiovascular conditions have come under intense scrutiny. It is in the interest of patients and healthcare systems alike to deliver effective patient education to improve patient satisfaction. According to an online article in Nursing2021, “Someday reimbursement to healthcare facilities may include providing proof of properly educating patients. So, providers need to perfect the delivery of patient education in order to increase patient satisfaction, patient care, and hospital reimbursements.” It’s time to evaluate the efficacy of these programs and create a new standard in patient education.
News | Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospital groups challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site-neutral payment policy for hospital outpatient visits. The decision allows the continuation of Medicare payment cuts to off-campus hospital-based clinics.
Partner News | Published: Friday, July 2, 2021Following the transfer of Hitachi Ltd.’s diagnostic imaging business to Fujifilm Corporation earlier as announced on March 31, 2021 Hitachi Healthcare Americas Corporation will officially take the new
Philips Integrated Cardiovascular Solutions Helps CV Programs Deliver Consistent, High Quality, Cost-Effective Care
Partner News | Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021
As the pandemic recedes and more patients seek care, health systems will face more complex patient pathology due to the delayed procedures as well as mounting deficits that will accelerate the need to reduce costs and shift to value-based care.
Partner News | Published: Monday, June 21, 2021
ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud-centric enterprise imaging and reporting solutions, celebrates its partnership with National Cardiovascular Management (“NCM”), a national consulting and management company that partners with entrepreneurial physicians to design and develop state-of-the-art outpatient cath lab facilities with the highest quality equipment and technology.
News | Published: Friday, May 28, 2021
Recently the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the report of an audit focused on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The audit was performed on claims from the third highest paid provider in the country in combined Medicare claims for both outpatient CR and PR.
Partner News | Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
MedAxiom and HeartFlow Announce Collaboration to Improve Care Delivery for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Partner News | Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
MedAxiom and HeartFlow, Inc., a leader in revolutionizing precision heartcare, announced today a collaboration to improve cardiovascular care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Partner News | Published: Friday, April 2, 2021
ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Imaging solutions, celebrates its Cloud partnership with Digirad Health (“Digirad”), a division of Star Equity Holdings (Nasdaq: STRR), after a year of successful deployment of PICOM365 for mobile imaging.
News | Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021
The Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021 was recently introduced in the House by Reps. Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Adrian Smith (R-NE). This bipartisan legislation would expand patient access to critical cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation services (CR/PR) during a crucial time when treatments for medical conditions have been delayed or avoided during the COVID-19 pandemic. MedAxiom and the ACC have long supported passage of this legislation, which would accelerate and expand the ability of physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) to supervise CR programs under Medicare. The bill expedites the effective date of these changes to Jan. 1, 2022, and allows these practitioners to administer programs in their offices, prepare and sign treatment plans, and prescribe exercise.