The Things You Find When You Move

Every few years we seem to “shuffle the deck” at the Corazon office with moves of individuals closer to their core work group members. On Friday, as I prepared for my Monday office move, I was looking through old files for the opportunity to purge!  I scanned though a file of articles I had authored…

Advocating for our Healthcare

Working in the industry, whether as a clinician at the patient bedside; in Administration or a Quality, Finance, or Ancillary Department; as a supply or equipment vendor; or in healthcare consulting, we can all relate to the importance of patient advocacy and the reason behind why many of us have chosen to join the remarkable…

PCI in the Ambulatory Setting

In 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) added pacemaker implants to the list of approved procedures that could be performed and reimbursed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).  In 2019, diagnostic cath procedures were added to the list, and in 2020, six cardiac percutaneous interventional (PCI) procedures were approved.  This was done in…

The Benefits of Telehealth for HF Patients

As a company that works to create successful service lines in the cardiovascular, neurosciences, and orthopedic specialties, Corazon has seen (and helped develop!) many and varied ways to accomplish this goal. In these uncertain times especially, innovative ways to ensure continued growth and productivity in these key clinical areas are essential. Beginning with the onset…

Facts about Atrial Fibrillation

At this time last year, could anyone have thought that the world would be facing a near year-long global pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? In consideration of the ongoing shortage of hospital beds in many areas across the country, now more than ever the healthcare industry as a whole needs to be mindful…

ASC Trends for 2021

Is an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in your strategic plan for the near future?  If not, it maybe should be! ASCs have not only proven to be more convenient, offering a streamlined and personalized experience for the patient, but also have shown to be significantly more efficient and economically sound for many surgical specialties, including…