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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

“Seismic shift” lifts primary care's impact on hospital revenues

News | Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A survey finding specialists accoun ting for less revenue to hospitals reflects changes putting more emphasis on primary care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.

 


Value Over Volume — Healthcare's New Mindset

News | Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It is clear that healthcare reform favors a consolidated healthcare industry.


Majority of cardiology practices integrated

News | Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

MedAxiom, a service provider and information resource for U.S. cardiology practices, found a majority – 53 percent -- of respondents to its recently released "2013 Annual Integration Report" to be fully integrated


More heart docs embrace hospital employment

News | Published: Friday, January 18, 2013

Even with concerns that healthcare consolidation produces massive inflation, hospital-physician integration steams ahead with cardiologists leading the move to hospital employment.

Survey: 53% of Cardiologist Practices Are Integrated With Hospitals

News | Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013

A recent MedAxiom report shows more than half of the country's cardiology groups have already embraced integration or are in the process of integrating with hospitals. The survey received 156 responses from

MedAxiom: Service lines, savings proliferating

News | Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The use of cardiovascular service line organizations to align resources needed to best serve patients appears to be spreading to all types of healthcare entities, according to MedAxiom’s “2013

Benchmarking: Cardiologists' Ally in Tough Times

News | Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012

NEPTUNE BEACH, FL, November 1, 2012 — It's become fashionable to describe the healthcare system as hopelessly broken, and to indirectly blame providers as a key reason for the situation. For instance, a