Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents live near accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to an Oliver Wyman report released this month. There are now 585 ACOs, an increase from 522 in 2014 and 258 in 2013.
Whole-heart 3D myocardial perfusion cardiac MR (CMR) accurately detected coronary artery disease (CAD) in a study that used fractional flow reserve as a reference, making CMR a possible contender to techniques that are invasive and expose patients to ionizing radiation.
A whistleblower lawsuit filed by three cardiologists against a hospital in Texas ended in a $21.75 million settlement. The Department of Justice (DoJ), which took over the case, charged the hospital with improperly compensating cardiologists.