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ACC, CAA Unite Around Cardiovascular Advocacy

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.


Congratulations to the IBM Watson Health Top 50 CV Hospitals of 2020

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.


12 Days of Resources: 2019 in Review

News | Published: Friday, December 20, 2019

Join us as we countdown the 12 Days of Resources with the most popular MedAxiom resources of 2019.


Cardiovascular Coding Toolkit: Prepare for 2020 Now!

News | Published: Monday, December 9, 2019

2020 is just around the corner and there are numerous coding changes that will go into effect when the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule goes into effect Jan. 1. Brush up on changes and take advantage of MedAxiom resources to ensure you and your practice are set up for success next year.


CMS Releases Final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Rules

News | Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule addressing Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians in 2020. 


Compensation and Production Trends for Interventionalists

News | Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

Joel Sauer, Executive Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting and author of the annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey, shares insights from the report showing a need for organizations to evolve compensation agreements as we continue to move toward value-based payments.


CV Transforum Fall 2019 Preview: Hot Topics, Exclusive Events and Real-World Solutions

News | Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

This week, more than 400 physicians, administrators, coders, industry partners and more will gather in Dana Point, CA, for the CV Transforum Fall 2019, where thought leaders meet. In addition to tackling today’s most pressing healthcare challenges and exploring practice changing opportunities, attendees will network with peers from hundreds of programs across the country and dozens of industry partners innovating in the CV space.


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.