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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.


Wearables on the Rise

News | Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Wearable technology has grown in popularity with patients and physicians. Many doctors are finding the data from wearables to be extremely valuable in monitoring patient health. While there are several pros to adopting wearables into their workflow, physicians pose questions regarding how they are to be reimbursed, which wearables are most reliable, and where is the surge in patient data stored?


SCAI and ACVP Release Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory Economics

News | Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A newly released expert consensus statement provides recommendations for optimizing the financial operations of the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory (CCL) while providing cutting-edge patient care. It

Implementing ACC’s Health Systems Strategy: The Role of MedAxiom

News | Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ACC shares more about the acquisition of MedAxiom in this featured article published in Cardiology Magazine on how MedAxiom fits into their Health System strategy and what’s next for the ACC and MedAxiom members and clients.


The Evolution of the Structural Heart Program

News | Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ginger Biesbrock shares MedAxiom survey results, in this article that was published in Cardiac Interventions Today, that indicate emerging trends in leadership, staffing, and economics of structural heart programs.