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Biome Analytics Competing in Second Round of UCSF Digital Health Awards; Top 10 of More than 500 Entries

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Biome Analytics announced today that the UCSF Digital Health Awards committee advanced Biome Analytics to the Top 10 of ‘Best Patient Cost Savings’ category. Over 100 expert judges evaluated the

Take Action: Congressional Sign-On Letter Next Step in Joint Society Efforts to Stop PET Cuts

News | Published: Sunday, September 22, 2019

The ACC, the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance and other societies have secured a Congressional sign-on letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by Reps. Mike Kelly, (R-PA), Ron Estes (R-KS), and Ron Kind (D-WI) that addresses significant reimbursement cuts of up to 80 percent for myocardial PET scans in the physician office setting which were included in the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. MedAxiom fully supports the joint society efforts to stop PET cuts and urges you to call your respective members of Congress and ask them to sign the letter which explains these concerns to CMS.


What Does CMS’ Proposed Addition of PCI in ASCs Mean for Hospitals?

Partner News | Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019

The outpatient migration of cardiovascular procedures started in 2016 when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added pacemaker implants to the list of approved surgical procedures for

HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner

Partner News | Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

HeartFlow, Inc. announced that it has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the HeartFlow Planner, a non-invasive, real-time virtual modeling tool for coronary artery disease

CV Community Comments on Potential PET Cuts

News | Published: Friday, September 13, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) covering a wide variety of services and payment policy proposals in the 2020 proposed physician fee schedule. Of note, the comments addressed proposed alarming updates to payment inputs for myocardial PET that could lead to technical component payment reductions as high as 80 percent for some services. 


Enhanced Nuclear Cardiology Workflow by ScImage

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ScImage, Inc. is pleased to announce the implementation of Cardiac Imaging, Inc.’s mobile services and on-premise Stress-PET imaging and reporting at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s

Proposed rule enables more patients to be treated in a safe, convenient and cost-effective outpatient setting

Partner News | Published: Monday, September 9, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their proposed list of Medicare covered procedures for 2020, which includes both cardiac diagnostic and treatment procedures in the ASC

Six Month Check-up: How ACC and MedAxiom Are Transforming Cardiovascular Care, Together

News | Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In the latest issue of Cardiology magazine, ACC and MedAxiom CEO Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE, and MedAxiom President Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, provide a "six-month check-up" on the ways the ACC and MedAxiom continue to align their strategic visions and goals with a long-term plan of action. “There is no question that the organizations' missions and personalities dovetail and the entire cardiovascular community will benefit from the ACC and MedAxiom working together to advance the delivery of cardiovascular care,” they write.


MedAxiom Announces Industry Partnership with RxVantage

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

MedAxiom, the nation’s leading cardiovascular healthcare membership organization and performance community, is excited to announce its industry partnership with RxVantage, an online platform empowering

CMS Brings Much-Needed Changes to Rules on TAVRs and Cardiac Rehab in BPCI Advanced

Partner News | Published: Friday, August 30, 2019

When 2020 begins, the BPCI Advanced Program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will enter the third of its six Model Years. For Model Year 3 (MY3), a new cohort will join the 1,300