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From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.

When It Comes to Open-Door Access, Culture Matters

News | Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In this Cardiac Interventions Today article Joel Sauer, Executive Vice President MedAxiom Consulting and Ginger Biesbrock, Senior Vice President MedAxiom Consulting explain the importance of having governance and leadership structures in place that support a culture of access to ensure efforts to improve in this area are successful.


New Case Study Shows Optimal Use of APPs Can Contribute Significantly to COVID-19 Financial Recovery

News | Published: Thursday, June 18, 2020

A recent Healthcare Financial Management Association case study shows that optimizing the use of advanced practice providers (APPs) can yield millions in increased revenue and operating margin opportunities – which can assist in a successful recovery from COVID-19. 


Survey: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Data

News | Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Research Team at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation in Fort Wayne, IN, in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society Interoperability Workgroup, is exploring clinician preferences and use of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) data elements in the clinical decision process. 


CMS Issues Second Interim-Final COVID-19 Rule

News | Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a second final-interim rule on April 30 that includes several key measures, including expanded access to COVID-19 testing and telehealth services.


Physician-Hospital Alignment Still Eludes Many Integrated Programs

News | Published: Monday, April 27, 2020

Joel Sauer, Executive Vice President MedAxiom Consulting and Terri McDonald, Vice President MedAxiom Consulting authored this recently published Cardiac Interventions Today article explaining what has historically caused issues with physician-hospital integrations and provide ways to move toward transformational integration.


COVID-19 Relief Package Expands Upon CARES Act Resources

News | Published: Friday, April 24, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) has been signed by President Trump into law after it passed in the House and Senate earlier this week, providing $484 billion for small businesses, health care providers and expanded testing to address the COVID-19 emergency. The package is widely considered an extension of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, which passed in late March.


HHS Announces Allocation of Remaining COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

News | Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Administration officials have announced details on the allocation of the remaining provider relief funding created by the CARES Act. The Act authorized $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, an initial $30 billion of which was disbursed earlier this month to providers based on Medicare fee-for-service billing. 


Urge Congress to Support Clinicians on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis

News | Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

As Congress continues negotiations around the next COVID-19 supplemental package, the ACC sent a letter to Senate and House leaders regarding ongoing patient and clinician needs.


Cardiovascular Industry Takes COVID-19 Pandemic Head On; Reinvents Itself in Weeks

News | Published: Thursday, April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has rocked the healthcare industry, shifting the way care is delivered for years to come. The impact on practices and hospitals was immediate and cardiovascular service lines have had to rapidly adapt to a new environment. 


Attebery Resigns as ACC and MedAxiom CEO

News | Published: Monday, April 6, 2020

Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE has resigned as CEO of the American College of Cardiology and MedAxiom, as the result of changing personal and family priorities. The ACC Board of Trustees has selected Cathleen Gates as interim CEO for the near future.