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HHS Announces Flexibility on Reporting Deadline For Provider Relief Fund Recipients

News | Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Jan. 15 announced that it is amending the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program (PRF) in response to the recent passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. 


Congress Approves $900B COVID-19 Relief Package, Year-End Spending Deal

News | Published: Monday, December 21, 2020

Congressional leaders finalized a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill on Dec. 20, narrowly averting a government shutdown by passing a 24-hour continuing resolution to complete action on the catch-all appropriations and pandemic relief measure. While the process has been beset by delays, House and Senate leaders approved the package on Dec. 21. President Trump has until Dec. 28 to sign the legislation.


Transforming CV Care, Together: MedAxiom’s Top 12 Resources of 2020

News | Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

MedAxiom’s support of the cardiovascular community is stronger than ever in 2020. As we near the end of the year, we want to reflect on and highlight the most valuable resources for transforming cardiovascular care. We hope that we were able to inform and support you and your organizations with tools for success, including webinars, videos, publications, resource “hubs” and more!


CMS Releases 2021 Hospital Outpatient Final Rule

News | Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 2 released the 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions for hospital outpatient services in 2021. The outpatient rule indicates a 2.4% payment increase for hospitals and other proposals.


Cathleen C. Gates Selected as ACC's New CEO

News | Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Cathleen C. Gates has been selected as ACC's new CEO, effective immediately. Gates has served as interim CEO of the College since April. Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, will remain the president and CEO of MedAxiom, an ACC Company.


Final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Includes 2021 QPP Provisions

News | Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The final 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Dec. 1 included a number of changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to account for the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Highlights include:


CMS Releases 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

News | Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The final rule also addresses the 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Performance Period. 


Taylr Jesinger Joins MedAxiom as Vice President of Innovation

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.


MedAxiom Members Featured in “Best Hospitals" Issue of U.S. News & World Report

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.


33 MedAxiom Members Named “Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care 2021” by Healthgrades

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.