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The CFA Perspective

A Cardiovascular Consulting Blog from CFA

SYNTAX Trial – Is CABG Underused?

We were recently discussing our years in the field of cardiovascular medicine and one of my colleagues vividly remembered the day our hospital performed its first percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) more than 30 years ago. 

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Physician/Hospital Alignment and Bundled Payment – Part Two

Continuing the discussion from Part One of physician/hospital alignment and the reemergence of bundled payment initiatives, let’s discuss the impact of health care reform in the area of bundled payment for care.  A national pilot program on payment bundling is included in H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.  This pilot program is set to commence in 2012 (no later than January 1, 2013) and run for five years.

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