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Team Approach to Cover Critical Coding Topics

News | Published: Monday, June 27, 2016

MedAxiom Consulting Takes a Team Approach to Cover Critical Coding Topics at Clinical Documentation/E&M Workshop

The Link Between Protocol–Driven Clinics and Growth

News | Published: Friday, June 17, 2016

MedAxiom’s Ginger Biesbrock and Anne Beekman take on an emerging care delivery model that promotes the Quadruple Aim.

CV-Specific ACOs: A New Initiative to Accelerate Transformation

News | Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Being on the frontlines of cardiovascular health care, the MedAxiom community lives the day-to-day challenges of operating a successful program. We know many of you are finding that what has worked in the past—from the makeup of your provider teams to your reimbursement processes—may not work in the future. The shift to value-based medicine is ...

In Search of Coding Clarity: Conference Agenda Announced

News | Published: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Health care changes are happening at record speed and impact every sector of the industry—including billers and coders. With the current rate and complexity of change—as well as the shift toward data transparency and value—it can be difficult to get a clear picture of the new health care landscape and its implications for coders, their providers and organization. MedAxiom’s annual BOCN workshop provides a roadmap for ...

The Latest CMS Proposed Rule and its Impact on Hospitals’ Cardiovascular Business

News | Published: Monday, April 25, 2016

Last week CMS released the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Proposed Inpatient Rule, which outlines the proposed requirements and payment changes that will go into effect October 1, 2016. Cardiovascular related services continue to play a significant role in terms of inpatient volumes, with Heart Failure continuing to lead the way. Ryan Graver highlights and summarizes the key points of the proposed rule in this blog.

Medical Alert: Today’s Top CV Topics

News | Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tackling today's issues and shaping the future of health care delivery at the CV Transforum Spring’16 conference

Expert Advice

News | Published: Monday, February 15, 2016

Learn more about the hot topics the MedAxiom Consulting team, as well as our partners, will be presenting at the ACC'16 Summit.

MedAxiom Survey Now Open

News | Published: Monday, January 11, 2016

The more participants we have in our Annual Survey, the more powerful the data.

Expert Advice

News | Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Learn more about the hot topics the MedAxiom Consulting team will be presenting at the ACC'16 Summit.

Getting Paid for the Work You Do

News | Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reimbursement for patient face-to-face professional services (evaluation and management) has traditionally been driven by volume and level of service. With the current shift to value-based reimbursement, providers must now understand how they are being measured and how the specificity and detail of their coding will be used in that measurement. Claim submission is all about the data, using numbers (CPT codes, ICD-9/ICD-10 codes) to “paint a picture” of the patient’s current disease state, describe the services performed, and request payment for that work. The accuracy of how you paint that picture may affect your revenue in the shift from volume to value. With that in mind, what is your painting style: Jackson Pollock or Leonardo da Vinci?