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Medicare cardiac care bundled payments to launch on time

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

HHS postponed until March 21 the effective date of a mandatory pilot program holding hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for bypass surgery and heart attack treatment outcomes, as well as expanding the bundled-payment rules for hip and knee replacements to include hip and femur fracture repair. The rule does not delay the July 1 launch date but does delay changes to quality scores and a new track of the joint-replacement bundle considered an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (02/16)


2 studies show ACOs succeed in improving care, cutting costs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Surgeons' attitude linked with complication rate, study finds

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Lawmakers at odds over plans for ACA replacement, Medicaid

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Sleep Apnea: Types, Mechanisms, and Clinical Cardiovascular Consequences

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Why more physicians are seeking MBA degrees

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Technologies that could change future of health care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

A policy prescription for overcoming obstacles to value-based care

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Consider the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Survey: 78% of consumers interested in virtual health services

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017


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NCDR.17 App Now Live

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Last Call For Papers: JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Coronary Artery Calcification in CV Imaging

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Consider the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Don't Miss Out -- NCDR.17 Registration Closes Soon

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

Your Blueprint For Navigating MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 14, 2017




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