The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a MACRA Readiness Checklist on what you need to do now to ease the transition for your practice and position you to earn financial rewards for the high-value care you provide. This checklist is the "starting point" for...
SCAI and multiple medical societies submitted comments to the Department of Veterans Affairs July 22 surrounding the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Proposed Rule which, if finalized,...
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is even better for longer lesions, a meta-analysis suggested. In general, IVUS-guided PCI was tied to a reduction in major adverse coronary events compared with a angiography-led strategy...
Being physically active during leisure time can help younger women achieve lower risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a new study. "Engaging in exercise is beneficial for lowering the risk of having...
First came Medicare's bundled payments program for joint replacements. Then came its oncology bundling model. Medicare has announced a program for cardiac-care bundled payments.
A surgeon's degree of specialization helped predict 30-day operative mortality in some common cardiology procedures, according to a retrospective analysis of Medicare data. The researchers calculated surgeon specialization...
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