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Transradial Access Services

News | Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Today, many hospital-based cath labs have the same immediate goals: reduce costs per case, improve throughput and daily efficiency to include same-day discharge, and keep clinical outcomes and patient

Creating a Profitable APP Model:

News | Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It is not uncommon to find an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) program as a negative entry on a delivery system’s finance ledger. Often administrators tell me that their APP program is “a valuable

MedAxiom Collaborates with Boston Scientific to Advance Value-Based Healthcare

News | Published: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Transforming the way care is delivered to cardiovascular patient populations—through improved quality and outcomes and lower costs—is at the heart of a new collaboration between MedAxiom Consulting

On the Money

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

The current wave of health care change has hit almost every sector of the market, and physician salaries have not been immune. With downward pressure on cost and volume, along with more public scrutiny on

Volume to Value

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Our first issue of 2015 is a departure from the traditional content of Cardiac Interventions Today, in that we review the changing landscape of cardiovascular care in the era of practice consolidation, the

Myriad Forces Impact the Interventional Job Market

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Like the cardiology industry as a whole, the current trends and statistics in interventional cardiology are sending mixed signals. On the one hand, volumes in the catheterization lab have been decreasing over

Comanagement as an Alignment Tool

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Comanagement is a proven tool for managing and improving the performance of the cardiovascular service line; progressive programs have been working with their hospital partners to comanage the cardiovascular

Aligning Risk and Incentives

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, physicians and practices that did not report Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data by 2013 became subject to a 1.5% reduction (increasing to 2% in 2016) in their Medicare

Putting Population Health Strategies to Work

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

A new health care lexicon has emerged during the past several years. Accountable care, value-based care, care bundles, clinical integration, and population health now dominate the health care landscape

Economic Changes Affecting Your Bottom Line

News | Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 23, 2015, will mark the fifth anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act into law. As the health care marketplace continues its transition into a new normal of payment methods, key economic terms