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CMS delayed the implementation date for its bundled payments for cardiac care from July 1 until Oct. 1. It also hinted that it could further delay the model until Jan. 1, 2018.

In 2012, more than 45 percent of cardiometabolic deaths in the U.S. were associated with suboptimal intakes of 10 dietary factors, according to a comparative risk assessment model.

Cardiovascular disease remains a challenging condition not only from a patient perspective, but from a financial perspective, as well.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and 10 other patient groups released a position statement on March 6 outlining priorities that Congress should consider when making changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with an exacerbation of heart failure or acute MI who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) had similar 30-day mortality rates compared with those who were not admitted to the ICU, according to a retrospective cohort study.

 

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CMS delays cardiac bundled payment models by three months

CMS delayed the implementation date for its bundled payments for cardiac care from July 1 until Oct. 1. It also hinted that it could further delay the model until Jan. 1, 2018.

Acasti Pharma appoints two cardiologists, professors to scientific advisory board

Acasti Pharma appointed Barry A. Franklin, PhD, and Robert Hegele, MD, to the company’s scientific advisory board.

Mayo Clinic invests $217 million to enhance cardiac facilities, Saint Marys campus

As part of a $217 million project, Mayo Clinic will relocate and upgrade its cardiac surgery facilities. The board of trustees approved the plans, which in addition to giving the cardiac facilities a facelift, will also expand and modernize its Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota, where the health system is based.

Arrhythmia Research Technology rebrands itself Micron Solutions

Fitchburg, Massachusetts-based Arrhythmia Research Technology is rebranding itself Micron Solutions as a way to better align itself with Micron Products, the subsidiary it fully owns that produces medical device components through machining and injection molding. 

45% of cardiometabolic deaths in U.S. associated with suboptimal diet

In 2012, more than 45 percent of cardiometabolic deaths in the U.S. were associated with suboptimal intakes of 10 dietary factors, according to a comparative risk assessment model.

45% of U.S. population may have cardiovascular disease by 2035 at a cost of $1.1 trillion

Cardiovascular disease remains a challenging condition not only from a patient perspective, but from a financial perspective, as well.

AHA, 10 other patient groups release statement on proposed changes to ACA

The American Heart Association (AHA) and 10 other patient groups released a position statement on March 6 outlining priorities that Congress should consider when making changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Ascension Medical Group names former Cleveland Clinic executive its new president

Joseph Caccione, a cardiologist and Cleveland Clinic executive, has been named president of Ascension Medical Group.

Authorities charge New York cardiologist in alleged 12-year, $50 million fraud scheme

A cardiologist based in New York and five other people were indicted on March 1 for their part in an alleged 12-year scheme to defraud Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance companies out of more than $50 million.

ICU admissions for heart failure, acute MI may increase costs, not improve 30-day mortality

Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with an exacerbation of heart failure or acute MI who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) had similar 30-day mortality rates compared with those who were not admitted to the ICU, according to a retrospective cohort study.

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