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Tim Casey
Executive Editor
Tim Casey joined TriMed Media Group in 2015 as Executive Editor. For the previous four years, he worked as an editor and writer for HMP Communications, primarily focused on covering managed care issues and reporting from medical and health care conferences. He was also a staff reporter at the Sacramento Bee for more than four years covering professional, college and high school sports. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA degree from Georgetown University.
 - Robert-Califf

Ask cardiologists to name the big advances of the past decade, and many point to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other breakthroughs that are allowing cardiologists to treat structural heart disease with minimally invasive procedures. Looking ahead, some believe that even bigger, broader changes are coming.

 - risky-business

As risk-sharing agreements become more common, hospitals and physicians are focusing on teamwork and attention to metrics.  

 - Robbie Price

With the passage of MACRA and introduction of new reimbursement models, hospitals are analyzing the costs and benefits of sending patients to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

 - Contract

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care signed an outcomes-based refund contract with Amgen pertaining to evolocumab (Repatha), the company’s cholesterol-lowering medication.

 - HealthRunner

Nearly 20 percent of adults at the highest risk of having an MI did not believe they needed to improve their physical health, according to a population-based study in Canada.

 - clinical trial

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recently announced the late-breaking clinical trials sessions for the upcoming Heart Rhythm scientific sessions.

ReFlow Medical voluntarily recalled certain lots of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheters, which are used in the peripheral vasculature.

 - Tim Casey

Physicians often use body mass index (BMI) to assess people’s cardiovascular disease risk. A recent study suggests, though, that BMI may not be the best way to determine cardiometabolic abnormalities, particularly among minority groups.

 - Payment

An analysis of Open Payments reports found that 74.9 percent of cardiologists in the U.S. received industry-related payments in 2015, representing the highest proportion within physician specialties.

During a monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on May 1, the comedian revealed that his wife gave birth to a son who had severe heart defects, the New York Times reports.