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MedAxiom Care Transformation Team Expands

News | Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

MedAxiom is pleased to announce that Denise Busman, MSN, has joined the company as vice president of Care Transformation. In this role, Denise will focus on clinical improvement for the cardiovascular service line and implementing innovative approaches to care that benefit the MedAxiom community. 


A Year in Review: MedAxiom’s Top 12 Resources of 2021

News | Published: Friday, December 10, 2021

As we near the end of 2021, we’re taking the opportunity to look back and reflect on another year of care transformation. We hope MedAxiom was able to support you and your organization with tools for success including publications, webinars, educational courses, resource “hubs” and more! 


MedAxiom Consulting Team Expands

News | Published: Thursday, November 18, 2021

MedAxiom is pleased to announce that Kevin Mair, MBA, FACHE, CMPE, and Judy Ducsik, MBA, ARRT(N), have joined the MedAxiom Consulting Team as vice presidents, bringing a combined 40 years of healthcare and

CMS Releases Final 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

News | Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 2 released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians in the next

CMS Releases 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule

News | Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 2 released the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule. The final rule indicates a 2% payment update for hospitals and

First-Ever Guideline Focused Solely on Chest Pain Evaluation, Diagnosis Released

News | Published: Thursday, October 28, 2021

The first-ever clinical guideline from the ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) to focus solely on the evaluation and diagnosis of adult patients with chest pain, provides recommendations and algorithms for conducting initial assessments, general considerations for cardiac testing, choosing the right pathway for patients with acute chest pain, and evaluating patients with stable chest pain.


2021 Report: Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey

News | Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

MedAxiom’s ninth annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey Report which unveils trends across cardiology, surgery, advanced practice providers (APPs) and non-clinical compensation reveals the true impact of the coronavirus pandemic on cardiovascular programs from coast to coast.  


MedAxiom Members Named “Best Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery” By U.S. News & World Report

News | Published: Thursday, August 12, 2021

MedAxiom is proud to have 14 members recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Best Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. U.S. News evaluated 592 hospitals and ranked the top 50 that care for patients with heart and vascular cases including heart transplants, implantation of cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, major chest procedures and patients with cardiovascular disease and other complex conditions such as endocarditis, heart failure and circulatory issues.


CMS Releases Proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and OPPS Rules

News | Published: Monday, July 19, 2021

In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2022 proposed rules for the Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Highlights of note for cardiology are detailed below. MedAxiom and ACC staff are reviewing the proposed rules to identify additional topics of interest to members and will submit written comments at the end of the summer. 


Supreme Court Declines to Review Site-Neutral Payment Policy

News | Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospital groups challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site-neutral payment policy for hospital outpatient visits. The decision allows the continuation of Medicare payment cuts to off-campus hospital-based clinics.


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