A recently published study purports to show that the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the US has decreased over the nine-year period between 1999 and 2008.
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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.
Hospital cardiovascular program managers and cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery practice administrators are well aware of the continuing evolution of cardiac and vascular medicine and the multitude of challenges facing each of us.