From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.
News | Published: Thursday, March 19, 2020As we are all challenged with how COVID-19 is affecting our practices, the health and safety of our patients and our providers and staff are of utmost importance. Having an infected person come into our
News | Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
MedAxiom has compiled a list of telehealth resources from our industry partners and acquaintances to help arm CV organizations with tools for success in the face of COVID-19.
News | Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Responding to the COVID-19 emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced implementation of new telehealth flexibility authorized by the supplemental appropriations bill that passed March 6. These changes will allow clinicians to both care for patients who may be infected with COVID-19 and to exercise caution with all patients by keeping people out of waiting rooms where they may be exposed to the virus. This is a particularly helpful tool for seniors with underlying cardiovascular conditions that are known to have poorer prognoses.
News | Published: Thursday, March 12, 2020The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued ICD-10 coding guidelines to document COVID-19 encounters. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has also issued
News | Published: Monday, March 9, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released two final rules supporting the seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information.
News | Published: Friday, March 6, 2020
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has issued an updated Clinical Bulletin providing COVID-19 Clinical Guidance for the Cardiovascular Care Team.
News | Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
In this Cardiac Interventions Today article Terri McDonald, Vice President MedAxiom Consulting, explains Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CY 2020 changes that indicate an expectation to provide lower-cost interventional care in the nonhospital ambulatory setting and what CVSL leaders should consider as they build their strategies.
News | Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The voice of cardiology will be louder and more effective as a result of a recent decision by the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance to merge with the ACC. Effective now, CAA’s large network of US-based cardiovascular physicians and executive leaders have joined the ACC’s advocacy efforts, uniting around the shared mission of developing and advancing solutions to increase access, quality and value of patient care and promote heart health.
News | Published: Monday, January 13, 2020
In late 2019, IBM Watson Health published its annual list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the U.S., one of the leading surveys the CV industry turns to for hospital performance rankings. The 2020 survey, which included nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country with cardiovascular service lines, identified 50 hospitals that “delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.” MedAxiom is proud to be affiliated with nearly half of the top 50 hospitals on the 2020 list.