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Medicare Advantage Mastery: A Clinical Case Study

Blog | Published: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Proper documentation and coding is key to an organization not missing out on missed premiums or incentives under the Medicare Advantage plan. Larry Sobal follows-up on last week’s blog post about this important issue—and how ignorance or mastery of Medicare Advantage can greatly impact organizations.

Using Qualitative Measures to Guide Workforce Planning (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series)

Blog | Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It’s hard to determine the future path of an organization without a plan. That includes a formal process that takes into account an ever-changing workforce. In Part 2 of his three-part blog series on workforce planning, Joel Sauer examines qualitative measures in health care that can forecast workforce needs.

The Latest CMS Proposed Rule and its Impact on Hospitalsí Cardiovascular Business

News | Published: Monday, April 25, 2016

Last week CMS released the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Proposed Inpatient Rule, which outlines the proposed requirements and payment changes that will go into effect October 1, 2016. Cardiovascular related services continue to play a significant role in terms of inpatient volumes, with Heart Failure continuing to lead the way. Ryan Graver highlights and summarizes the key points of the proposed rule in this blog.

I Saw the Future of Health Care Last Week

Blog | Published: Friday, April 15, 2016

Ideal Protein Announces Establishment of Cardiology Advisory Board

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ideal Protein today announced the appointment of leading cardiology experts to its newly-formed cardiology advisory board. Members include: Tran Tien Chanh, M.D., Ph.D.; Douglas W. Rothrock, M.D.; David

What are the Best States for Doctors?

Blog | Published: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Forget about consumer ratings for cars and restaurants. Doctors have also joined the list, and, well, there’s a website for that. Actually, there’s a myriad of websites. These days, everything under the sun is rated and ranked. I’m exploring a recent listing of the best and worst states for doctors to practice medicine.

Two-Year EVOLVE II Data Support Boston Scientificís Synergy DES

Partner News | Published: Monday, April 4, 2016

April 3, 2016—Two-year data from the EVOLVE II trial supporting outcomes, including safety, with Boston Scientific’s Synergy bioabsorbable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES) system were presented at

Boston Sciís Blazer Open-Irrigated RF Ablation Catheter FDA Approved for Atrial Flutter Treatment

Partner News | Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Boston Scientific won FDA approval for its Blazer Open-Irrigated RF ablation catheter used in treating Type 1 atrial flutter. The decision was based on results of the BLOCk-CTI prospective, randomized clinical trial that involved 302 patients at 24 hospitals around the country.

Physicians, Are You Passing MACRAnomics 101?

Blog | Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016

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