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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.

The Ambulatory Approach: New Article

News | Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cardiac Interventions Today magazine features MedAxiom's Anne Beekman answering questions about the shift in cardiology from inpatient to outpatient procedures.


EPM Update: Cardiac EPMs to Begin January 1, 2018

News | Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The final rule on Cardiac EPMs has been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and includes a delay of the effective date.

 


MACRA News: Update on Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

News | Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an updated list of Patient Relationship Categories


MedAxiom Consulting and Terumo Medical Corporation Launch National, Value-Based Cath Lab Patient Care Pathway Program

News | Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MedAxiom Consulting, a division of MedAxiom, the nation’s leading cardiovascular performance community, is partnering with Terumo Business Edge, a new business unit of Terumo Medical Corporation, to offer health systems customized cath lab care pathway programs.


FY 2018 Proposed IPPS Rule Overview

News | Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A summary of the major provisions of the proposed FY 2018 Hospital IPPS Rule along with a detailed spreadsheet on the changes to MS-DRG payments rates from FY 2017 to 2018.


Summary of the American Health Care Act Bill

News | Published: Friday, May 5, 2017

On May 4th, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives (217-213), which now goes to the Senate. Major provisions of the AHCA bill include...


MIPS Participation Status Letter

News | Published: Friday, April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is an important part

QPP UPDATE: How the Scoring for Various Elements of the MIPS Categories will be Handled

News | Published: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Among the new items recently released from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are some details on Advancing Care Information (ACI) that will impact many in the MedAxiom community. We are providing explanations of those new details.


CMS Update: Further Delays to Cardiac EPMs

News | Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

CMS just posted an interim final rule with comment period that further delays the effective date of the cardiac EPMs from March 21, 2017 until May 20, 2017.


NCDR Study Finds Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

News | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017

According to the February 20, 2017 article in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions* by Amit P. Amin, MD, MSc, et al, “Shifting  current practice from transfemoral intervention non-same-day discharge to TRI SDD by 30% could potentially save a hospital performing 1,000 PCIs each year $1 million and the country $300 million annually.”