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Cardiovascular healthcare leaders come together to advance healthcare for all. Top cardiologists, hospital administrators, industry experts and consultants discuss patient care, physician culture, financial management, new technology, legislation and more.

Cardiovascular healthcare leaders come together to advance healthcare for all. Top cardiologists, hospital administrators, industry experts and consultants discuss patient care, physician culture, financial management, new technology, legislation and more.
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Cardiovascular healthcare leaders come together to advance healthcare for all. Top cardiologists, hospital administrators, industry experts and consultants discuss patient care, physician culture, financial management, new technology, legislation and more.

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Episodes

What to Expect: CV Coding Boot Camp

12/5/2018
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The MedAxiom Revenue Cycle Solutions team gives us a sneak peek into what’s new for 2019 coding and documentation guidelines. Also, they detail what we can expect from each of the four sessions of their upcoming CV Coding Boot Camp 4-part webinar series. To register, please visit https://www.medaxiom.com/events . Please register for each webinar individually to comply with AAPC rules and earn CEUs. Each of the four webinars offers 1.5 CEUs. For MedAxiom members, each session each free. For...

Duration:00:09:19

Leverage the Value of Your Registry Data – Ginger Biesbrock

11/28/2018
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As an industry there are many registries available that offer data to improve things like clinical outcomes but there are still missed opportunities to optimize that data. Ginger Biesbrock lists five ways to get additional value from your registry investments. Is your registry data working for you or against you? As an industry, we have access to multiple registries such as the American College of Cardiology/National Cardiovascular Data Registry, Society for Thoracic Surgeons, and American...

Duration:00:09:30

Feeling the Signs of Burnout? - Lori Walsh

11/21/2018
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We all know that physician burnout is a major issue, but they aren’t the only ones experiencing it. Lori Walsh details five ways that will help you avoid or reverse it if you’ve identified a problem. Two seasoned administrators recently shared with me that they’re looking for a new job, outside of healthcare. Both confided that the long hours and constant pressure are taking too big a hit on their personal lives. Does this resonate with you? We all know that physician burnout is a major...

Duration:00:07:32

BPCI Advanced PLUS - Joel Sauer and David Terry

11/14/2018
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Alternative Payment Models will impact your organization’s future revenue, whether participating in voluntary models or waiting for mandatory payment policies to take effect. So what role will BPCI Advanced play in this new era, what is “BPCI Advanced Plus”, and what are the current drivers and challenges among providers, payers and self-insured employers? David Terry is CEO and Founder of Archway Health. Joel Sauer is Executive Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting. Contact:...

Duration:00:13:35

Finding Team-Based Care Elusive? – Ginger Biesbrock

11/7/2018
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Ginger Biesbrock believes that creating real team-based care comes down to goals, relationships and communication. She sees it at work in programs across the country. Here she explains how it can work for you. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com Learn more: https://www.medaxiom.com I spoke at a conference recently and received this comment: “We have lots of folks on our team, but find that our team-based care delivery model is elusive.” I thought a lot about that comment as it describes many of...

Duration:00:08:40

Give Your Device Clinic a Check-Up – Nicole Knight

10/31/2018
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Are you overwhelmed by device clinic management? Too much data? Complex processes? Take a deep breath. Nicole Knight offers great tips for optimizing your device management system. Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-CA, is director of Revenue Cycle Solutions at MedAxiom Consulting. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com Learn more: https://www.medaxiom.com Remember the “old” days when you would put the telephone receiver into a transmission dock and receive pacemaker data through the phone line?...

Duration:00:03:19

Bundled Payments & Cost Avoidance – Dr. Amit Amin

10/24/2018
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Prepared for bundled payments? Are cost avoidance strategies, like same-day discharge and care pathway optimization, the keys to success? Dr. Amit Amin says 60-70% of costs are attributable to index hospitalization. So how do we mitigate inpatient costs for cardiovascular healthcare? Dr. Amit Amin is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, is Vice...

Duration:00:04:28

Starting an A-fib Clinic from Scratch – Dr. Brad Hubbard

10/17/2018
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Four years after starting an effective A-fib clinic, Bradley Hubbard, MD, of Michigan Heart, shares his journey: first steps, lessons learned, and advice to those looking to start an A-fib clinic. Dana Carpenter is Communication Consultant for MedAxiom. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com For more information: https://www.medaxiom.com

Duration:00:06:29

Variation to Validation: How to Use Data

10/10/2018
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Unwarranted clinical variation was the #1 concern of 54% of healthcare executives in a recent industry survey. Is data the answer? Two cardiovascular leaders share their groups’ journeys and how they foresee the future of data in this value-based system. Amy Frye-Anderson, RN, MSN is Assistant Vice President of Government Programs and Clinical Reporting for HCA Physician Services Group. Samuel Hanke, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor in the Heart Institute at...

Duration:00:11:10

Same-Day Discharge Economics

10/3/2018
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Same-day discharge (SDD) is reducing costs for Medicare hospitals in low-risk populations, by an average of $3,600. See how this estimate was calculated, how patients are reacting, and tips for hospitals looking to start SDD programs in their cath labs. Amit Amin, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Joe Sasson, P.h.D. is Executive Vice President of MedAxiom Ventures. Gary...

Duration:00:07:51

Next Steps for BPCI Advanced

9/26/2018
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If you missed the BPCI Advanced enrollment window in 2018, another opportunity is coming soon! How should your group get ready for it? What chance do cardiovascular groups have, to reach the APM-participation threshold, and thus, qualify for a 5% bonus? David Terry is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Archway Health, a data analytics company focused on bundled payments and innovative payment models. Joel Sauer is Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com...

Duration:00:06:23

Physician Compensation Redesign: How to Navigate Change

9/19/2018
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Changing compensation models can be controversial: despite an organization’s positive intentions, someone usually gets a pay cut. What is the best way to approach compensation redesign and most effective way to communicate about changes? Mark Chang, MD, MBA, FACC, FSCA is President of CVA Heart Institute and Senior VP of Ballad Health System. Adam Klein is Principal for ECG Management Consultants. Dana Carpenter is Communication Consultant for MedAxiom. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com Learn...

Duration:00:11:28

Disruptive Forces in Healthcare: Threat or Opportunity?

9/12/2018
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Non-healthcare companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are now staking claims in healthcare. Is this a good disruption for our industry? What strategies may help today's health systems remain competitive, and what is the future of interoperability? Mike Mytych, MBA is Principal and Founder of Health Information Consulting. Joel Sauer is Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com Learn more: https://www.medaxiom.com and cvtransforum.com

Duration:00:12:11

Re-engineering Care Delivery for Value-Based Success

9/5/2018
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If the goals are to improve patient outcomes, succeed in risk payment models and improve the healthcare experience for all, then how can cardiovascular leaders re-engineer care delivery? What are the challenges, first steps and keys to success? Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC and Jacob Turmell, DNP, RN, NP-C, ACNS-BC, CCRN-CMC are Vice Presidents of MedAxiom Consulting. Dana Carpenter is Communication Consultant for MedAxiom. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com For more information:...

Duration:00:10:52

Achieving the Quadruple Aim – Dr. Edward Fry

8/29/2018
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How do St. Vincent Health and Ascension Health approach the Quadruple Aim within their cardiovascular service lines, improve provider engagement, increase patient satisfaction and patient access, and measure success? Episode Notes: Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is Chair of the Cardiology Division and Physician Dyad Leader of the St. Vincent Health Cardiovascular Service Line, and Chair of the Ascension Health National Cardiovascular Service Line. Joel Sauer is Vice President of MedAxiom...

Duration:00:09:49

Putting Out Revenue Cycle Fires – Nicole Knight

8/27/2018
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If your revenue cycle management is all about putting out fires, there is relief in sight. Nicole Knight helps you focus on six key areas to create a more successful revenue cycle. Episode Notes: When I ask clients to define successful revenue cycle management, I get a variety of answers. Those answers are often related to the latest “dumpster fire” they experienced. And when I say dumpster fire, I mean: a chaotic or disastrously mishandled situation; the lack of planning, preparation or...

Duration:00:03:47

Rethink Your Ambulatory Strategy – Joe Sasson

8/22/2018
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CMS is proposing to update the list of Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) covered surgical procedures by adding 12 cardiac catheterization procedures to the list for CY 2019. Joe Sasson thinks this may be a good time to rethink your ambulatory strategy. Joe Sasson, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President of MedAxiom Ventures. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com For more information: https://www.medaxiom.com Episode Notes: Every day I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be on the leading edge of...

Duration:00:09:05

Proposed QPP Changes: What You Need to Know – Ginger Biesbrock

8/15/2018
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Proposed QPP (Quality Payment Program) changes for next year have you confused? Ginger Biesbrock explains what you need to know now. Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC is Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com For more information: https://www.medaxiom.com Episode Notes: As we find ourselves looking at another shift of reimbursement rules and regulations, many of us are having a hard time keeping up. And if you are like me, it’s not necessarily what you...

Duration:00:09:50

Partnering with Industry to Drive Value in the System

8/8/2018
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How partnering with Philips Volcano helped Ballad Health transition from volume to value; what quality and cost measures were used; who benefits from this risk-sharing venture; how long it took to implement; and keys to a successful partnership. Jerry Blackwell, MD, FACC, MBA, is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Ballad Health System in Tri-Cities, Tennessee. Joe Sasson, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of MedAxiom Ventures. Contact: HeartTalk@medaxiom.com For more...

Duration:00:07:58

APP Utilization: Lessons Learned

7/28/2018
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Cardiovascular program leaders share how they learned to best utilize Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in both the clinic and hospital settings, how their APP governance structures were developed, and what challenges they overcame along the way. Episode Notes: Jacob Turmell, Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting, interviews Vance Chunn, D.Sc., FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Alabama, and Joseph Goeke, MD, FACC, Chairman, Operations & Finance Committee of...

Duration:00:10:09