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Study finds wide variation in angioplasty costs in U.S.

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

A Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association report found wide variation in claims payments for angioplasties across the U.S. and even within individual markets. Chief medical officer Dr. Trent Haywood said the report did not focus on drivers of cost variation, but he said high-cost facilities played a role and expressed hope that increased transparency will spur practitioners to start addressing the issue and patients to take costs into consideration. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (07/20)


Many hospitals miscalculate their compliance with stroke care guidelines

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Study examines readmission risk among septic shock survivors

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

Choosing Wisely campaign adds 5 NICU tests, treatments

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Medical group uses best-practice library to improve care, reduce costs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

VA less likely to use stress tests after PCI than fee-for-service providers

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Docs express EHR dissatisfaction in meeting, webcast

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

CMS likely to expand bundled payment initiatives, experts say

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

How can GIS be used to improve public health?

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Study: NICU admissions increase but babies are bigger, less premature

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015


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ACC Testifies on Health Information Blocking During Senate HELP

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FDA approves first of novel cholesterol-lowering drugs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

2015 Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on Demand Program

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Deadline Extended For Associate Editor of ACC.org E-Learning Activities Applications

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Identifying Patients and Improving Outcomes

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2015




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