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If you are a hospital executive with responsibility for a relatively low or declining volume cardiac surgery service, you need to consider strategic alternatives to insure the success of this important clinical program. In your decision-making process, consider these important factors:
There are options! Evaluate the issues and your options by downloading our updated and expanded low-volume Cardiac Surgery whitepaper:
Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs: Grow, Consolidate or Divest?
Self-Preservation Strategies and Excellence Expectations
Quarterly Cardiovascular News Update and Implications
Occasionally, CFA will highlight a few significant news articles on cardiovascular topics -- clinical or organizational. Reprinted here are four interesting news items we feel worthy to highlight. For full information, the links to the original news sources are included.
CMS Proposed New TAVR Coverage Decision Memo: A Gift to Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs?
The proposed CMS decision memo outlines specific hospital infrastructure requirements, such as needing on-site heart valve surgery and interventional cardiology programs, along with a post-procedural intensive care unit experienced in managing patients following open-heart valve procedures.