National Cardiovascular Partners Joins MedAxiom

Pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center Model Offers Physicians More Flexible Schedule and Joint Venture Opportunities

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:35 am

 

Pioneer of the Hybrid Cardiovascular Center Model Offers Physicians More Flexible Schedule and Joint Venture Opportunities

MedAxiom is excited to announce its corporate partnership with National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP), a cutting-edge, hybrid cardiovascular outpatient partnership model that offers physicians more professional control and their patient’s more convenient, high-quality care.

“NCP is a national leader in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and office-based lab (OBL) design, development, and management,” said Joseph Sasson, Executive Vice President, MedAxiom Ventures. “As the outpatient strategy for cardiology will certainly see more of a shift to ASCs and OBLs in the coming years, we want to make sure that MedAxiom members are aware of the possibilities these locations of service offer and keep them up to date on the relevant regulations and coding changes in these settings. We are confident that MedAxiom’s partnership with NCP will help us to better meet the needs of our constituents in these areas.”

Since 2006, National Cardiovascular Partners has partnered with over 300 physicians, and together, they operate 23 outpatient Cardiovascular Centers in six states, with a procedural mix that includes diagnostic catheterizations, peripheral interventions, vascular access procedures, PCI and AICD/pacemaker implantation. In 2014, NCP officially became part of Fresenius Medical Care North America, a multinational healthcare organization with a network of more than 2,400 dialysis facilities, vascular access centers and labs throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“NCP is excited to enter into a corporate partnership with MedAxiom and share our outpatient success strategies with the broader cardiovascular community,” said Brian Gauger, President and CEO of NCP. “US healthcare has changed so dramatically in the past few years and nowhere is this more evident than in the outpatient cardiovascular space. As technology continues to advance and patients are demanding more convenient and better care, we are committed to our physicians’ priorities of outstanding clinical outcomes, superior care and the smart growth of our business in an environment of collaboration.”

NCP’s physician partners performed over 17,000 procedures in our Cardiovascular Centers in 2017, with a patient satisfaction rate of 98.5%. These procedures included 3200+ pacemaker and defibrillator implants/ generator changes, nearly 7,000 cardiac catheterizations, 3,600+ peripheral interventions, and 7,500+ interventional cardiology cases. Labs are equipped with fixed Angio Suite C-arm equipment allowing providers to safely perform many of the same procedures completed in a hospital-based catheterization lab.

“I have had the opportunity to work with the National Cardiovascular Partners team since 2012,” said Denzil G. D'Souza, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional & General Cardiology, Director, Heart & Vascular Center of Fort Worth, President & CEO, Fort Worth Heart, P.A. “They have been instrumental in planning, developing and managing the outpatient cardiovascular procedural center of which I am the director. I have found the NCP team to be highly professional, effective and a pleasure to work with. They fully understand that the highest quality of care is the number one priority for physicians and support every measure to deliver the same to our patients. NCP’s understanding of the contractual and business aspects of outpatient cardiovascular procedural management is excellent and has been a real asset. Furthermore, NCP also provides a conduit and logistical support to interact with and be impactful on healthcare policy.”

MedAxiom members will have an opportunity to learn more about NCP at the CV Transforum Fall’18 conference, October 11-13, in Austin, TX, where they will be exhibiting.

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