From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.
News | Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
MedAxiom is pleased to announce that Taylr Jesinger, MHA, has joined the company as vice president of innovation. As the first in this role at MedAxiom, Taylr will focus on developing and translating new ideas and theories into practice while supporting operational excellence.
News | Published: Monday, November 9, 2020
MedAxiom is proud to have 32 members recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for their proven quality programs in the 2021 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. The ACC acknowledges these health systems for their commitment to drive preeminent hospital care for heart patients and their demonstrated commitment to creating better lives. Also featured in the issue are the Chest Pain - MI Registry Performance Achievement Award and HeartCARE Center hospitals. Congratulations to the members of our community that are recognized for their dedication to transforming cardiovascular care.
News | Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
MedAxiom is delighted to see 33 members recognized by Healthgrades as recipients of its 2021 Specialty Excellence Awards as Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care. According to Healthgrades, the hospitals featured demonstrated excellent clinical outcomes for heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment and heart valve surgery.
News | Published: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Responding to a key recommendation made by the ACC and other stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services used emergency rulemaking authority to add cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) and intensive cardiac rehab services to the list of approved telehealth services outside the annual rulemaking process.
News | Published: Thursday, August 27, 2020
MedAxiom has released its eighth 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 2019 data) are instrumental in optimizing cardiology organizations of all sizes and ultimately advancing cardiovascular care.
News | Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Educational and Operations Testing Period for the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program through 2021.
News | Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 3 released the proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians in 2021. Under the proposal, physicians will see a reduced conversion factor from $36.09 to $32.26, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
News | Published: Thursday, July 30, 2020
MedAxiom is proud to have eight members ranked among the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery list. U.S. News evaluated 594 hospitals that see cardiology patients, including those needing heart transplants, those with cardiovascular disease and other complex heart conditions. The 50 top-scoring hospitals were ranked, followed by other high performing hospitals.
News | Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The American College of Cardiology has launched a search for its next CEO. Led by a Search Committee made up of nine ACC member leaders, the College hopes to announce a new CEO early next year.
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.