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Preparing for the ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® Examinations? ASE’s Review Course Can Help You Prepare

Partner News | Published: Monday, March 6, 2017

The Review Course has been specifically designed by ASE as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations.


Medtronic Receives CE Mark for Its Next Generation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemakers

Partner News | Published: Friday, February 24, 2017

Suite of Smart Heart Failure Devices Offers More-Effective Pacing, Expanded MRI Access.


Digirad Blog: MACRA: Meaningful Use, PQRS and what lies ahead for reimbursements

Partner News | Published: Friday, February 24, 2017

The complicated nature of MACRA’s rollout may have left some healthcare providers behind, but significant changes are on the horizon, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the changes. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, better known as MACRA, affects all practices — big and small — and the mandates already in place will affect the bottom line of your practice in 2017 and beyond. These new rulings apply to all physicians, physician assistants, nurses, anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals, so it’s important to understand what’s quickly coming down the pike.


NCDR Study Finds Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

News | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017

According to the February 20, 2017 article in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions* by Amit P. Amin, MD, MSc, et al, “Shifting  current practice from transfemoral intervention non-same-day discharge to TRI SDD by 30% could potentially save a hospital performing 1,000 PCIs each year $1 million and the country $300 million annually.”


CMS Update: EPMs Will Not Be Delayed

News | Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

During a CMS call on February 22, 2017, regarding the AMI and CABG episode payment models (EPMs), a CMS official advised that there will be no further delays to the models.


Virginia Heart Chief Executive Officer Gregory P. Corbett Joins Ideal Protein Cardiology Advisory Board

Partner News | Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GATINEAU, Quebec--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ideal Protein, provider of a medically-designed protocol for weight management, announced today that Gregory P. Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Heart, a leading cardiovascular center located in metropolitan Washington D.C., has joined their cardiology advisory board. Corbett was introduced to Ideal Protein through leading cardiovascular performance community MedAxiom and is the fifth member to join the board. Patrick J. White, President of MedAxiom, is also a cardiology advisory board member.


The Latest from Washington DC: CMS Issues Rule Delaying Effective Date for Cardiac EPMs

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

CMS issued a rule delaying the effective date of the cardiac-related EPMs (and the new ortho EPM) from February 18, 2017 to March 21, 2017


Maximizing Reimbursement through MACRA

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

In the January/February issue of Cardiac Interventions Today magazine, MedAxiom consultants Larry Sobal and Nicole Knight write about Maximizing Reimbursement through MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Through the article, they create a road map for how to take advantage of the financial opportunities available with MACRA.


How Does Your Cath Lab Stack Up?

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cath Lab Digest magazine features MedAxiom survey results and commentary


New Phone App Keeps Doctor and Patients in Touch

Partner News | Published: Monday, February 13, 2017

A recently developed cell phone application gives new meaning to the term 'house call.' The program, known as ChronicCareIQ, is an app that helps doctors remotely monitor the care of chronic patients.