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From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.

HHS Announces Allocation of Remaining COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

News | Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Administration officials have announced details on the allocation of the remaining provider relief funding created by the CARES Act. The Act authorized $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, an initial $30 billion of which was disbursed earlier this month to providers based on Medicare fee-for-service billing. 


Urge Congress to Support Clinicians on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Crisis

News | Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

As Congress continues negotiations around the next COVID-19 supplemental package, the ACC sent a letter to Senate and House leaders regarding ongoing patient and clinician needs.


Cardiovascular Industry Takes COVID-19 Pandemic Head On; Reinvents Itself in Weeks

News | Published: Thursday, April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has rocked the healthcare industry, shifting the way care is delivered for years to come. The impact on practices and hospitals was immediate and cardiovascular service lines have had to rapidly adapt to a new environment. 


Attebery Resigns as ACC and MedAxiom CEO

News | Published: Monday, April 6, 2020

Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE has resigned as CEO of the American College of Cardiology and MedAxiom, as the result of changing personal and family priorities. The ACC Board of Trustees has selected Cathleen Gates as interim CEO for the near future.


A Breakdown of CARES Act Financial Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

News | Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Trump. The $2.2 trillion bill, the largest financial and healthcare recovery package in U.S. history, is the third significant piece of legislation signed into law to support Americans dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 


CMS Expands Accelerated/Advance Payment Program

News | Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Using new flexibility from the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding its program for accelerated/advance payments to improve Medicare providers’ short-term financial footing and ensure necessary resources.


Public Health Initiative for MedAxiom Members

News | Published: Thursday, March 19, 2020

As 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

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