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CMS Update: EPMs Will Not Be Delayed

News | Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

During a CMS call on February 22, 2017, regarding the AMI and CABG episode payment models (EPMs), a CMS official advised that there will be no further delays to the models.


The Latest from Washington DC: CMS Issues Rule Delaying Effective Date for Cardiac EPMs

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

CMS issued a rule delaying the effective date of the cardiac-related EPMs (and the new ortho EPM) from February 18, 2017 to March 21, 2017


Maximizing Reimbursement through MACRA

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

In the January/February issue of Cardiac Interventions Today magazine, MedAxiom consultants Larry Sobal and Nicole Knight write about Maximizing Reimbursement through MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Through the article, they create a road map for how to take advantage of the financial opportunities available with MACRA.


How Does Your Cath Lab Stack Up?

News | Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cath Lab Digest magazine features MedAxiom survey results and commentary


Itís Official: Cardiac Bundles and ACO Final Rule Announced

News | Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new Innovation Center models that continue to shift Medicare payments from rewarding volume to rewarding value by creating strong incentives for hospitals to deliver better care to patients at a lower cost. These models will reward hospitals that work together with physicians and other providers to avoid complications, prevent hospital readmissions, and speed recovery.


Is a Repeal of the ACA in Our Future?

News | Published: Friday, November 11, 2016

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. Now, just days after the election, what do we really know and what can we anticipate? Marshall Brachman, lobbyist for the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance (CAA), offers his insights.


Summary: 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)

News | Published: Friday, November 11, 2016

A summary of the The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule key policy changes impacting cardiology.


Summary: 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System updates and policy changes

News | Published: Monday, November 7, 2016

A summary of the OPPS and ASC Payment System updates and key policy changes that go into effect January 1, 2017.


Disease-Based Programs as Solutions to Population Health: New Article by MedAxiom Consultants

News | Published: Monday, October 24, 2016

Anne Beekman and Ginger Biesbrock write on creating well-designed and fiscally sound programs for purposeful growth for latest issue of Cardiac Interventions Today magazine.


New MedAxiom Report Shows Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Increasing

News | Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surprising trends emerge in comprehensive health care industry survey; shift from volume to value moves forward