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Owing to a rapid increase in rates of diagnostic cardiovascular testing in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented a series of payment changes intended to reduce overall spending on fee-for-service testing. Whether guideline-concordant testing has been subsequently affected is unknown to date.
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To characterize temporal trends and regional variance in retinal imaging utilization in the United States Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) population from 2012 to 2016.
The dialysis patient population in the United States continues to grow. Trends in rates of death and hospitalization among dialysis patients have important consequences for outpatient dialysis capacit...
The objective of this observational longitudinal study of Maryland fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries (2015-2016) was to investigate whether using data on neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage i...
STI partner services (PS) allow provision of HIV/STI prevention interventions to high-risk individuals, including testing reminders via short message service (SMS).
Nonphysician providers (NPPs) increasingly perform imaging-guided procedures, but their roles interpreting imaging have received little attention. We characterize diagnostic imaging services rendered ...
The study looks to evaluate the device diagnostic data obtained from (all the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) devices of medtronic having the Cardiac Compass® and OptiVol® diagno...
To assess the relationship of community socioeconomic (SE) structure to cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality trends in the United States.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the implementation of of a remote, pharmacist-led cardiovascular risk service (CVRS) in 12 large, organizationally and culturally diverse hospita...
This is a Congressionally mandated study. In the original study, 16 demonstration programs provided care coordination services to beneficiaries with chronic illness in Medicare's fee-for-s...
This is a multicentre prospective study of the feasibility and clinical value of a diagnostic service for identifying therapeutic targets and recommending personalised treatment for childr...
A stand-alone drug plan offered by insurers and other private companies to beneficiaries that receive their Medicare Part A and/or B benefits through the Original Medicare Plan. It includes Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans that do not offer prescription drug coverage and Medicare Cost Plans offering Medicare prescription drug coverage. The plan was enacted as the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 with coverage beginning January 1, 2006.
Laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging services offered to consumers outside of the patient-physician relationship.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the cardiovascular system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.
The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
Assessments aimed at determining agreement in diagnostic test results among laboratories. Identical survey samples are distributed to participating laboratories, with results stratified according to testing methodologies.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Blood Cardiovascular Dialysis Hypertension Stent Stroke Vascular Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease (angina...
Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...