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New Medicare hospital pay model for cardiac care to boost quality, save money

CNBC - Jul 25, 2016
Dr. Patrick Conway, acting principal deputy administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of HHS, said the current way that Medicare pays for cardiac care by hospitals has led to "variations in cost and quality of ...

Cardiac Care Bundled Payment Model to Generate Modest Savings

RevCycleIntelligence.com - Aug 16, 2016
The majority of participants in the proposed Medicare bundled payment model for cardiac care are projected to see moderate savings and losses, reported ...

HHS Positions Bundled Payment Models Toward Cardiac Care

HealthPayerIntelligence.com - Aug 17, 2016
On July 25, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced further investment in bundled payment models within the healthcare industry.

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Home-Based Cardiac Care for Rural Veterans

In rural New Hampshire, Veterans like Oscar and Richard are able to do home-based cardiac rehabilitation to avoid traveling long distances to see their doctors.

New Technology for Cardiac Care

Kurt Maute, a patient of MultiCare Health System, describes atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a common heart condition. Tariq Salam, MD, explains the technology needed ...

India's innovation in cardiac care: Notable achievements

NDTV-Fortis Health4U campaigns for a fit heart and aims to encourage, engage and empower citizens towards achieving better health. In this special episode, ...

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Cardiac Care PG County: the Right Thing To Do

Meet Dr. Jamie Brown, faculty member with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and heart surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center ...