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Home-Based Rehab Gets Patients Moving

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

As hospitals transition to value-based payments, finding cost-effective ways to deliver patient-centered post-acute care is critical. Moving Analytics helps hospitals implement virtual cardiac rehab programs using patients’ smartphones.


Reimagining Healthcare in America

Partner News | Published: Monday, June 19, 2017

Two primary challenges face America’s healthcare system today: rising costs and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. For decades, the increasing cost of healthcare has been a major strain on the economy, however little attention has been given to preventing the rapidly growing prevalence of chronic disease.  That is until now. 


Novel Single Chamber ICD Provides AF Diagnostics and MRI Access

Partner News | Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017


Traditional single chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) have been unable to determine if a patient is experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF) — until recently.


EPM Update: Cardiac EPMs to Begin January 1, 2018

News | Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The final rule on Cardiac EPMs has been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and includes a delay of the effective date.

 


MACRA News: Update on Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

News | Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an updated list of Patient Relationship Categories


Astellas' Tina Karunaratne named a 2017 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Luminary

Partner News | Published: Friday, May 12, 2017

Astellas and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) today announced that Tina Karunaratne, director of clinical and late-stage project management, will be honored as a 2017 Luminary by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) at the 28th Woman of the Year event.


MedAxiom Consulting and Terumo Medical Corporation Launch National, Value-Based Cath Lab Patient Care Pathway Program

News | Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MedAxiom Consulting, a division of MedAxiom, the nation’s leading cardiovascular performance community, is partnering with Terumo Business Edge, a new business unit of Terumo Medical Corporation, to offer health systems customized cath lab care pathway programs.


FY 2018 Proposed IPPS Rule Overview

News | Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A summary of the major provisions of the proposed FY 2018 Hospital IPPS Rule along with a detailed spreadsheet on the changes to MS-DRG payments rates from FY 2017 to 2018.


Summary of the American Health Care Act Bill

News | Published: Friday, May 5, 2017

On May 4th, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives (217-213), which now goes to the Senate. Major provisions of the AHCA bill include...


MIPS Participation Status Letter

News | Published: Friday, April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is an important part