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Cardiovascular Coding Toolkit: Prepare for 2020 Now!

News | Published: Monday, December 9, 2019

2020 is just around the corner and there are numerous coding changes that will go into effect when the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule goes into effect Jan. 1. Brush up on changes and take advantage of MedAxiom resources to ensure you and your practice are set up for success next year.


CMS Releases Final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Rules

News | Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians in 2020. 


Compensation and Production Trends for Interventionalists

News | Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

Joel Sauer, Executive Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting and author of the annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey, shares insights from the report showing a need for organizations to evolve compensation agreements as we continue to move toward value-based payments.


CV Transforum Fall 2019 Preview: Hot Topics, Exclusive Events and Real-World Solutions

News | Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This week, more than 400 physicians, administrators, coders, industry partners and more will gather in Dana Point, CA, for the CV Transforum Fall 2019, where thought leaders meet. In addition to tackling today’s most pressing healthcare challenges and exploring practice changing opportunities, attendees will network with peers from hundreds of programs across the country and dozens of industry partners innovating in the CV space.


Take Action: Congressional Sign-On Letter Next Step in Joint Society Efforts to Stop PET Cuts

News | Published: Sunday, September 22, 2019

The ACC, the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance and other societies have secured a Congressional sign-on letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by Reps. Mike Kelly, (R-PA), Ron Estes (R-KS), and Ron Kind (D-WI) that addresses significant reimbursement cuts of up to 80 percent for myocardial PET scans in the physician office setting which were included in the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. MedAxiom fully supports the joint society efforts to stop PET cuts and urges you to call your respective members of Congress and ask them to sign the letter which explains these concerns to CMS.


CV Community Comments on Potential PET Cuts

News | Published: Friday, September 13, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) covering a wide variety of services and payment policy proposals in the 2020 proposed physician fee schedule. Of note, the comments addressed proposed alarming updates to payment inputs for myocardial PET that could lead to technical component payment reductions as high as 80 percent for some services. 


Six Month Check-up: How ACC and MedAxiom Are Transforming Cardiovascular Care, Together

News | Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In the latest issue of Cardiology magazine, ACC and MedAxiom CEO Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE, and MedAxiom President Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, provide a "six-month check-up" on the ways the ACC and MedAxiom continue to align their strategic visions and goals with a long-term plan of action. “There is no question that the organizations' missions and personalities dovetail and the entire cardiovascular community will benefit from the ACC and MedAxiom working together to advance the delivery of cardiovascular care,” they write.


2019 Report: Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey

News | Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

MedAxiom has released its seventh annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey report, revealing trends across cardiology, surgery, advanced practice providers (APPs) and non-clinical compensation. The report’s findings (based on 2018 data) are instrumental in optimizing cardiology organizations of all sizes and ultimately advancing cardiovascular care.


Assessing Effective Access and Availability Strategies for Today’s Cardiovascular Program

News | Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ginger Biesbrock provides a guide for cardiovascular programs to improve access for new patients and recommendations on improving availability for existing patients in this Cardiac Interventions Today article.


Terri McDonald Joins MedAxiom Consulting

News | Published: Monday, August 5, 2019

MedAxiom is pleased to announce that Terri McDonald, RN, MBA, CPHQ, has joined the company as vice president of consulting.