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Could Medicare “Decertify” TAVR Centers?
Wake Up Call: UnityPoint Sues to Stop ASC from Adding Two Cardiac Cath Labs
Has Consolidation’s Time Come? 80% of Surveyed Health System Execs Think So
Periodic Cardiovascular News Update and Implications August 2020
Cardiovascular News Update and Implications
Coronary Artery Disease Epidemiological Update
FFR-CT Aims for Real-World Application
Quarterly Cardiovascular News Update and Implications
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: CMS Publishes New National Coverage Determination for TAVR Reimbursement
As Market Entry Barriers Decrease, Is TAVR Right for Your Hospital? Part One of Two Parts
Quarterly Cardiovascular News Update and Implications
CMS Proposed New TAVR Coverage Decision Memo: A Gift to Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs?
Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs: Mitral Valve Surgery Trends and Implications
CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Revisited: One Hospital’s Successful Cardiac Screening Program
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Compensation in a Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery (LVCS) Setting: Part 2
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Compensation in a Low Volume Cardiac Surgery (LVCS) Setting: Part 1
Cardiovascular Program Strategy: TAVR for All Moves Ever Closer
Could New TAVR Volume Criteria Open the Competitive Floodgate?
The Importance of Effective Hospital-Physician Negotiation - Part Two
Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs: Cardiac Valve Surgery Trends and Implications
The Importance of Effective Hospital-Physician Negotiation - Part I
Rethinking Ambulatory Cardiovascular Strategy: Part Two – Example Approaches
Rethinking Ambulatory Cardiovascular Strategy: Part One – The Big Picture
Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation as Strategy
Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation Opportunities Expanding
Bundled Payment for Cardiac Services: “Why would we want to do that?”
CMS Announces New Voluntary Advanced Bundled Payment Model for Ten Cardiac Clinical Episodes
2017: What a Year It Was and What the New Year May Bring!
Happy Holidays from Charles Franc & Associates!
CMS Final Rule Released Ending the Mandatory Cardiac Bundled Payment Initiative
Happy Thanksgiving from CFA!
Can Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs be Excellent? A 2017 Update
Fifth in a Series: “Unwinding” a Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Program
Fourth in a Series: Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs – The “Leakage” Issue
Breaking News: Another Signal of the End of the Cardiac Bundled Pricing Initiative Era
Third in a Series: Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs as Centers of Excellence
Cardiac Services Expansion Part 2: An Increasing Appetite for Cardiovascular Program Growth
Breaking News: CMS Proposes Cancelling the Cardiac Bundled Payment Model
Cardiac Services Expansion Part 1: An Increasing Appetite for Cardiovascular Program Growth
Second in a Series: Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs – Looking “Behind” the Numbers
Low-Volume Cardiac Surgery Program "Excellence"
The National Low Volume Cardiac Surgery Conundrum
Innovative Pathways of Care Can Reduce Resource Utilization, Enhance Quality
CMS Delays Cardiac Bundled Payment Model
Why Many Hospital CFOs Are More Optimistic About the Future
New Rationale for Heart and Vascular Services Integration
Episode of Care (EOC) and Bundled Pricing: Baseline EOC Analyses, Part 2
Developing an Episodes of Care Mindset, Part 1
Medicare Cardiac Bundles: Mandatory vs. Voluntary
Mandatory Medicare Cardiac Bundles: Final Regulations (Possibly)
The Challenge of Optimizing Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS)
Denton Arthur Cooley, MD, August 22, 1920 - November 18, 2016
Can Low Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs be Excellent?
Effective Planning for Cardiovascular Services Consolidation
Proposed Mandatory Medicare Cardiac Bundles: The Pushback Begins
MACRA Implementation Continues to Evolve
CFA is 21 Years Old!
Medicare CV Bundled Payment Results to Date – A Mixed Bag
Is Exercise a Cure?
Medicare Incentive Payments for Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiovascular Services Operational Efficiency - Part 1
Medicare Bundled Payment for Cardiac Procedures to Start in 2017
TAVR for Low-Risk Patients: Is TAVR Suitable for Everyone?
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Affects 1.4 Million in U.S.
More Evidence Points to Inevitability of Bundled Payment for Cardiac Procedures
Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) Optimization and Effective Structured Reporting
Cardiovascular Development Strategy -- New Principles in the Value-Based Environment (Part 2)
Cardiovascular Development Strategy -- New Principles in the Value-Based Environment (Part 1)
Maintaining/Defending a Clinical Service in Declining Cardiovascular Markets
The Challenge of Patient Experience
A Simple Definition of “Value Equation”
Cardiovascular Affiliation with a Name Brand…Valuable Strategy for My Program?
Heart Disease Disparities – Some Progress
Episodes of Care: Can Hearts Be Far Behind?
PARTNER II SAPIEN 3 Trial – TAVR Outperforms SAVR – Again!
Remember the “Vascular” in “Cardiovascular!” 6 Program Considerations
Six Keys to Successful Negotiation with Your Hospital
Are My Cardiovascular Services Marketing Efforts Working?
What Kind of Care Would You Want if You Were The Patient?
Isn’t Life Strange? Cardiovascular Services Cost Management
Cardiology and Population Health Management
Preparation to Enter the Cardiovascular Bundled Pricing Market
An Ounce of Prevention
The Future of Low Volume Cardiac Surgery Programs in California
What To Do Before You Build That Hybrid OR
Wrapping up 2015...and Happy New Year 2016 from CFA!
What is a “High-Value” Physician – CV Providers and ACOs – Part One
Bundling for Ortho Payment Means Cardiovascular Isn’t Far Behind
Are You Considering Consolidating (Rationalizing) Clinical Services Across Your Health System? Consider these 12 Key Questions
California Elective PCI Program Update on Application Process
Health, Wellness, Compliance and Evolving Legality
Regulation Changes to Allow California Hospitals with Cardiac Cath Labs to Perform Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) without Cardiac Surgery-on-Site
National Progress; Personal Losses
Opportunities for Hospital Savings in the Cardiovascular Service Line
Have You Been “Narrow-Networked” Yet?
Nobody Told the Specialists
Rational Regionalization of Cardiac Services
Challenges in Hospital Facilities Planning
The Future Started Yesterday
Elective PCI without SOS Debate Continues
Physician Employment Isn’t Always Equal to Alignment
CFA’s New Book on Cardiovascular Service Line Strategic Marketing
HealthLeaders Media to Publish New CFA Cardiovascular Service Line Marketing Book
New Study Cites Safety of Same-Day Discharge for Elective PCI
Cardiovascular Specialists and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model
The CFA Perspective: Physician/Hospital Integration and Pushback
The Re-emergence of the Center Of Excellence
SYNTAX Trial – Is CABG Underused?
Public Release of Online CABG Report Cards
Study Demonstrates that the U.S. AMI Rate Is Decreasing
Physician/Hospital Alignment: Bundled Payment – Part III: California
Physician/Hospital Alignment and Bundled Payment – Part Two
Physician/Hospital Alignment and Bundled Payment – Part One
Is the Heart Hospital Dead? (Well…Maybe)
The Transradial Approach to PCI – A “Win-Win” for Everybody?
Clinical Performance Improvement: “The Best Measure of Outcome is Outcome”
Cardiovascular CT in the ED – The CT-STAT Trial
2010 is Here and “Most Cardiologists Lose, Some Lose Big”
Poll Indicates Cardiologists More Likely to Integrate with Hospitals
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (CCTA) – A Critical Technology?
Hospital and Physician Alignment in the Cardiovascular Enterprise
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