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…

9 Key Clinical and Business Facts to Grow Your Peripheral Vascular Program

In our ever-challenging industry, hospitals across the country have begun to enhance their capabilities in the cath lab by augmenting like-volume procedures.  Typically, cardiac procedures such as diagnostic catheterizations and coronary intervention (i.e., PCI) have ruled lab utilization, but due to declining inpatient volume trends, technology advances, and focus on more complex procedures such as…