If you are a hospital executive with responsibility for a relatively low volume cardiac surgery service, you may be considering strategic alternatives to continuing this clinical program. In your decision process, consider these important factors:
Innovative Pathways of Care Can Reduce Resource Utilization, Enhance Quality
In the continuing effort to foster innovation and cost savings in cardiovascular programs, CFA was reminded of two interrelated clinical pathway issues by recently published research. In looking for ways to improve outcomes and decrease the cost of interventional cardiology procedures...
CMS Delays Cardiac Bundled Payment Model
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on March 21st in the Federal Register the following news on the anticipated implementation of the mandatory cardiac bundled payment initiative: Implementation, expected in July 1, 2017, has been delayed three months to October 1, 2017