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Value-based Reimbursement Is Here to Stay & Other Lessons from Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp

The business of cardiology was at the forefront of discussion at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp in May. Speakers focused on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), bundled payment models and value-based reimbursement. Here are a few of the lessons attendees took back to their practices.

Cost-minded Hospitals Give CTO PCI a Second Look

Questions have swirled around the value of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients whose quality of life has suffered from chronic total occlusion (CTO). Inevitably, another issue has arisen: which cath labs and operators should be undertaking these difficult and costly procedures?

Walk this way: Robotic suit to help stroke patients recover movement

For stroke survivors, recovering physical abilities often involves relearning how to walk. To help, researchers at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences have developed an “exosuit” to support a patient’s movements.

FDA agrees to review Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor

Biotechnology company Amgen has received priority review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its PCSK9 inhibitor, Repatha.

FDA recalls Penumbra stent retrieving system

Penumbra Inc. is recalling its Penumbra 3D Revascularization device due to a risk of delivery wire breakage or separation during use, according to a July 21 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.

Virtual reality allows surgeons into the hearts of conjoined twins

Healthcare is just beginning to realize the potential of virtual reality, but for two conjoined sisters in Minnesota, the technology couldn't have done more. Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez survived a highly risky nine-hour surgery to separate the two who were attached in the chest and torso areas.

Two Biotronik ICD systems receive FDA approval

Two implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems made by Biotronik were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company announced July 19.

AliveCor, Mayo work to develop technology to detect congenital heart condition

Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes the personal electrocardiogram, Kardia Mobile, has plans to enhance the device with a new detection feature through a collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

Northwestern develops app to predict cardiac risk in liver transplant recipients

Because liver transplants are among the surgeries at the highest risk to cause cardiac problems, researchers at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago have developed an app that can predict a liver transplant patient’s one-year risk of dying or being hospitalized due to a heart attack or other cardiac event.

Support & Advocacy for an Uncertain Future: How Associations Protect Professionals & Quality Care

Working and speaking together, through professional associations, makes the voices of cardiovascular experts more likely to be heard.

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