Transforming CV Care, Together: MedAxiomís Top 12 Resources of 2020
News | Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2020 has been an unprecedented year. Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, navigating the rapidly changing healthcare landscape has been challenging for everyone, regardless of practice setting or geographic location. New norms and endless operational changes made it difficult to continue providing patients with exceptional care while keeping the frontline safe.
MedAxiom’s support of the cardiovascular community is stronger than ever in 2020. As we near the end of the year, we want to reflect on and highlight the most valuable resources for transforming cardiovascular care. We hope that we were able to inform and support you and your organizations with tools for success, including webinars, videos, publications, resource “hubs” and more!
1. COVID Resource Hub
The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the healthcare industry, shifting the way care is delivered for years to come. The impact on practices and hospitals was immediate and CV service lines have had to rapidly adapt to a new environment. To support the CV community, MedAxiom compiled and developed resources for navigating the novel COVID-19 virus and the complex challenges practices and hospitals are facing.
2. MedAxiom Publications
From data-driven reports to the latest healthcare headlines, MedAxiom publications arms you with the knowledge needed to transform cardiovascular care. White papers, reports, case studies and articles are added on a regular basis.
3. Revenue Cycle Hub
As cardiovascular specific experts, the MedAxiom Revenue Cycle Solutions team is your premium coding, billing and reimbursement resource. Our comprehensive revenue cycle solutions hub helps your organization identify opportunities to maximize quality, efficiency and revenue collection.
4. 2020 Cardiovascular Provider Compensation & Production Survey
MedAxiom’s eighth annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey contains comprehensive data and analysis for cardiovascular organizations facing a new normal amid effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The data findings reveal important trends across cardiology, surgery, advanced practice providers and non-clinical compensation as many programs are reevaluating compensation models and the definition of work productivity. Access the report and find out why the new normal calls for new compensation strategies.
5. Reinventing Cardiovascular Care in Two Weeks: An Industry Adapts to a Pandemic Article
Healthcare as an industry is not known for its speed in making changes. This is particularly true when considering the patient encounter or office visit; the experience today would largely mirror its corollary from 1980. However, when a worldwide pandemic came crashing down the U.S. provider community – in particular the cardiovascular community – responded in lightning speed. Within a matter of weeks, cardiovascular patient visits using telemedicine went from near zero to 75%. This is disruptive change that would make even a startup technology company proud. More importantly, it allowed critical patient care to continue and afforded providers a much-needed reduction in exposure. The reaction by the medical community thus far has been nothing short of heroic and provides a strong reason for optimism at a time when the world needs it most.
6. 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know Webinar
The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule addresses Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians next year. After proposing and revising changes to E/M documentation and payment in 2019 and 2020, the final 2021 rule includes final policies and rates for these services. The rule also finalizes policy changes to maintain certain elements of the various telehealth flexibilities authorized on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 public health emergency. MedAxiom and ACC experts take a deep dive into how the rule will impact cardiovascular organizations next year.
7. COVID-19 and the CV Service Line: Practical Approaches for an Unprecedented Pandemic - Part 1 Webinar
Tune in to a roundtable discussion where CV clinical and administrative leaders share their experiences and thoughts on how to best manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Key topics of discussion include virtual health strategies, care of the inpatient, program impact, use of communication and telehealth codes, how to support and protect your CV caregivers and more.
8. MedAxiom HeartTalk: Best Stress Test During a Pandemic?
Experts explain why PET imaging is their modality of choice for stress testing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Christopher Douglas, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist, and Jamie Branch, lead imaging technologist, both from Heart & Vascular at Hattiesburg Clinic, also share how their organization has adapted protocols to keep patients and employees safe as pandemic restrictions ease and patient volumes become a new version of normal.
9. CV Transforum Fall’20 Virtual
The first virtual CV Transforum conference was an engaging, interactive and impactful experience. The three-day conference featured a mix of general sessions on top of mind issues, intimate breakout sessions that took a deep dive into cardiovascular challenges and Pod sessions designed to share best practices with peers. All sessions are available to registrants on-demand throughout the end of 2020.
10. Cardiovascular Acute Care Essential Education Series
This 6-part course is designed to educate clinicians on cardiovascular acute care essentials. Whether a clinician is shifting from a cardiovascular practice to an acute care setting or is transitioning from primary care or another specialty to cardiology, this course will help him/her succeed.
11. MedAxiom Daily News
An exclusive, curated collection of cardiovascular healthcare news delivered to you daily. Subscribe today and start your day with the latest industry news.
12. A Case for APP Optimization Case Study
Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Inc. engaged MedAxiom to optimize utilization of their advanced practice providers (APPs) – expand use of APPs in the clinic, improve efficiency of APPs in the hospital, establish APP governance and expectations, improve communication, develop formalized standards and protocols for APPs, and enhance the focus on quality among APPs.
Thank you for being a part of the MedAxiom community. Here is to a hopeful 2021! We look forward to continuing to transform CV care, together.