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Telehealth Solutions from MedAxiom Industry Partners to Help Navigate COVID-19

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. 


Medicare Issues Telehealth Expansion of Physician Services

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.


Coding Updates For COVID-19

News | Published: Thursday, March 12, 2020

The 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

ONC and CMS Release Interoperability and Information Blocking Final Rules

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.


ACC Issues COVID-19 Clinical Guidance for the CV Care Team

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.


Managing the Shift to Elective PCI in the ASC Setting

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.


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.