Category: DAIC Articles

VIDEO: Converting to Bundled Payments for PCI

November 09, 2017

“A discussion with Peter L. Duffy, M.D., MMM, FACC, FSCAI CPE, interventional cardiologist and former director of quality for the cardiovascular service line at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Reid Heart Institute, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.”

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TCT 2017 Late-breaking Clinical Trial Presentations

November 09, 2017

“From numerous high-quality submissions, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) has selected 12 late-breaking clinical trials and 16 first report Investigations that are guaranteed to impact patient care and future directions in cardiovascular technologies.”

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SCAI Successful in Securing Inpatient Status for AMI-PCI Patients

November 09, 2017

“In the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule, SCAI took the opportunity to ask CMS to add the acute myocardial infarction percutaneous coronary intervention (AMI-PCI) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code (92941) to the inpatient-only (IPO) list.”

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Abbott Gains European Approval for Xience Sierra Stent

November 09, 2017

“Abbott today received European CE mark for Xience Sierra, the newest generation of the company’s Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stent system. CE mark allows sale of the device in the European Union and other countries that recognize CE mark.”

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OrbusNeich Combo Dual-therapy Stent Noninferior Vs. Xience Stent in HARMONEE Trial

November 08, 2017

“New results from the HARMONEE Japan/U.S. Registration Trial, reported by in a first report investigations session at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, demonstrate that the OrbusNeich Combo Dual-therapy Stent (DTS) compares favorably to the market-leading Abbott Xience stent for treating patients with significant ischemic heart disease.”

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