Cardiovascular Business

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Videos | Cardiovascular Business | May 03, 2017

Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of...

CMS to require AUC documentation clinical decision support for medical imaging

No. 4 on this month's list is an article about what will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018 to be reimbursed  by CMS for cardiac CT, MRI or nuclear imaging. Medicare will require documentation that appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support (CDS) was used to verify the more expensive tests are appropriate over less expensive testing options. 

Feature | May 02, 2017 | Dave Fornell

May 2, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

RFID inventory management system in use scanning in cath lab supplies using a Cardinal Health system

RFID tagged cath lab inventory being scanned in for use in a procedure at Nebraska Medicine's Bellevue Hospital. Automated systems like this can help eliminate or reduce the need for manual counts and enable more easily accessible analytics for better business management.

Feature | Inventory Management | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Tracking cardiovascular device inventory in cath labs, electrophysiology (EP) labs and operating rooms (ORs) can be...

Vacancy Rates Rise for Radiographers in 2017 ASRT Survey
News | Cardiovascular Business | April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 — The vacancy rate for...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Analytics Software | April 13, 2017

The shift to value-based payment models requires focused attention on quality and cost. Lumedx’s Cardiovascular...

ECRI Institute, top 10 patient safety concerns, 2017 report, information technology, healthcare
News | Information Technology | March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Safe implementation of...

American Health Care Act, vote delayed, House leadership, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, replacement bill
News | Cardiovascular Business | March 24, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis

March 24, 2017 — Facing the reality of not having enough votes to secure its passage, House leadership withdrew the...

Videos | Analytics Software | March 15, 2017

Pam Rush, RN, MS, clinical program director, cardiovascular service line, and Craig Strauss, M.D., MPH, medical...

TAVR, TAVI, conscience sedation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis continues to evolve with the...

Neiman Health Policy Institute, HPI study, Medicare population, imaging resource consumption, state level vs. county level, JACR
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 — A new research study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute assesses relationships between...

Micra leadless pacemaker, CMS, medicare reimbursement
News | Pacemakers | March 10, 2017

March, 10, 2017 - Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved...

augmented reality, virtual reality, medical imaging, surgery, Novarad, operating room

A view through a HoloLens augmented reality visor showing an overlaid brain image co-registered with a live patient on a table at HIMSS 2017.

Blog | HIMSS | March 10, 2017

Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often...

Videos | HIMSS | March 10, 2017

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo...

Toshiba Medical, PM Only Service Agreement, imaging equipment, preventative maintenance program
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 09, 2017

March 9, 2017 — To ensure imaging systems are operating safely and at optimum performance with appropriate and...

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