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MedAxiom Survey Now Open

News | Published: Monday, January 11, 2016

The more participants we have in our Annual Survey, the more powerful the data.

Expert Advice

News | Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Learn more about the hot topics the MedAxiom Consulting team will be presenting at the ACC'16 Summit.

Getting Paid for the Work You Do

News | Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reimbursement for patient face-to-face professional services (evaluation and management) has traditionally been driven by volume and level of service. With the current shift to value-based reimbursement, providers must now understand how they are being measured and how the specificity and detail of their coding will be used in that measurement. Claim submission is all about the data, using numbers (CPT codes, ICD-9/ICD-10 codes) to “paint a picture” of the patient’s current disease state, describe the services performed, and request payment for that work. The accuracy of how you paint that picture may affect your revenue in the shift from volume to value. With that in mind, what is your painting style: Jackson Pollock or Leonardo da Vinci?

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