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2020 Report: Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey

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.


Advocacy Success: CMS Extends AUC Program Testing Period Through 2021

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.


CMS Releases Proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Rules

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.


MedAxiom Members Ranked Among Top Cardiology Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

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.


ACC Launches Search For Next CEO

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.


When It Comes to Open-Door Access, Culture Matters

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.


New Case Study Shows Optimal Use of APPs Can Contribute Significantly to COVID-19 Financial Recovery

News | Published: Thursday, June 18, 2020

A recent Healthcare Financial Management Association case study shows that optimizing the use of advanced practice providers (APPs) can yield millions in increased revenue and operating margin opportunities – which can assist in a successful recovery from COVID-19. 


Survey: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Data

News | Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Research Team at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation in Fort Wayne, IN, in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society Interoperability Workgroup, is exploring clinician preferences and use of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) data elements in the clinical decision process. 


CMS Issues Second Interim-Final COVID-19 Rule

News | Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a second final-interim rule on April 30 that includes several key measures, including expanded access to COVID-19 testing and telehealth services.


Physician-Hospital Alignment Still Eludes Many Integrated Programs

News | Published: Monday, April 27, 2020

Joel Sauer, Executive Vice President MedAxiom Consulting and Terri McDonald, Vice President MedAxiom Consulting authored this recently published Cardiac Interventions Today article explaining what has historically caused issues with physician-hospital integrations and provide ways to move toward transformational integration.