Healthcare Economics & Policy

Research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium in Philadelphia this month suggests the National Institutes of Health invests far less money in cardiac arrest research than in research for other conditions, including diabetes, drug-use disorders and ischemic heart disease.

Both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association voiced their public support this week for legislation that would expand access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services in the U.S.

A Portland-area cardiologist has been accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers, incentivized by free travel and gifts from device sales representatives, the East Oregonian reports.

Bystanders of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are more likely to face legal consequences for delaying or failing to provide CPR than for damages incurred during a resuscitation attempt.

An increase in the proportion of millennials with chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression could cost the U.S. economy in a big way, the Daily Mail reported Nov. 7.

Medicine is moving farther from its fee-for-service roots and closer to more individualized, value-based care—a phenomenon that could benefit a growing number of home-based care programs, according to data presented at MedAxiom’s CV Transforum.

The notion of a single-payer health system has been central to the 2020 presidential election, dominating much of the news cycle in recent months. According to an editorial published Nov. 4, that could be a good thing for physicians.

CMS has finalized a rule that states, come Jan. 1, it will begin paying for certain PCIs performed at ambulatory surgical centers in the U.S.

Large employers are looking at virtual care and other options to help lower the costs of employee benefits. 

It’s been more than six weeks since Zantac and generic formulas of ranitidine were pulled from pharmacy shelves due to carcinogenic impurities, but physicians in Pittsburgh aren’t convinced the recalls are over.

Apple has hired another big name in cardiology, signaling that it’s getting serious about its heart health initiatives, CNBC first reported Oct. 30.

Medicine is, and has been for years now, trending toward a more value-based payment system. But what exactly does that mean, and where does cardiology fit in?