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  • August 9, 2013

     

    August 9, 2013

    - St. Peter's Hospital and Franciscan St. Francis Achieve ACE Accreditation

    - It's Official - CMS Finalizes "2 Midnights" Rule for Inpatient Status

    - Be Among the First to View New Early View Content Published by CCI

    - SCAI Offers Tools for Patient Questions About President Bush's PCI

    - SCAI Offering Newest Interventionalists 50% Off Membership

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    St. Peter's Hospital and Franciscan St. Francis Achieve ACE Accreditation

    The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) has announced that St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY and Franciscan St. Francis, Indianapolis, IN are the latest facilities recognized with ACE accreditation, in Cath/PCI and Carotid Artery Stenting, respectively.

    ACE can help facilities to implement the latest science by:

    • Facilitating the implementation of appropriate use criteria (AUC);
    • Providing cardiology experts to partner with physicians and staff; and
    • Comparing clinical decision-making to nationally accepted best practices.

    "Like so many cardiac cath labs have already, now is the time to sign up with ACE. ACE keeps your cath lab ahead of the curve and continuing on your quality journey," said Ms. Heisler.

    Find Out More About ACE Programs

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    It's Official - CMS Finalizes "2 Midnights" Rule for Inpatient Status

    On August 2, CMS released the 2014 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule. The IPPS rule finalizes CMS's proposal to consider patients whose hospital care crosses 2 midnights as inpatients. Conversely, absent clear documentation supporting the expectation that the patient’s care was expected to span at least 2 midnights, short-hospital stays that do not cross 2 midnights will be classified as outpatient.

    Below is the key passage from this document regarding the 2 Midnights Rule:

    “Medicare’s external review contractors would presume that hospital inpatient admissions are reasonable and necessary for beneficiaries who require more than 1 Medicare utilization day (defined by encounters crossing 2 'midnights') in the hospital receiving medically necessary services after inpatient admission. Similarly, we would generally presume that services spanning less than 2 midnights and not involving services designated by CMS as inpatient-only should have been provided on an outpatient basis, unless there is clear physician documentation in the medical record supporting the physician’s order and expectation that the beneficiary required care spanning at least 2 midnights even though that did not ultimately transpire.”  

    While SCAI commended CMS in comments submitted in response to the 2014 IPPS proposed rule for “attempting to address patients’ concerns and confusion when assigned 'extended observation status' for what a prudent layperson would typically consider to be an inpatient experience”. SCAI expressed concern with CMS plan to classify intensive stays shorter than two midnights as outpatient would likely have a significant negative impact on a large number of patients.

    Read the Final Rule

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    Be Amongst the First to View New Early View Content Published by CCI

    In order to get critical information to members as soon as possible, SCAI's official journal Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) offers accepted manuscripts online in its Early View Section prior to inclusion of that manuscript in a print issue.

    The following Early View articles are now available online - just log in at www.SCAI.org:

    Coronary Artery Disease
    Original Studies
     

    First report of a novel polymer-free dual-drug eluting stent in de novo coronary artery disease: Results of the first in human BICARE trial
    Mengyue Yu, Bo Xu, David E. Kandzari, Yongjian Wu, Hongbing Yan, Jue Chen, Jie Qian, Shubin Qiao, Yuejin Yang and Run-Lin Gao
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25129
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Safety and feasibility of transulnar catheterization when ipsilateral radial access is not available
    Sasko Kedev, Biljana Zafirovska, Surya Dharma and Danica Petkoska
    Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25123
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Association of baseline C-reactive protein levels with periprocedural myocardial injury in patients undergoing percutaneous bifurcation intervention: A CACTUS study subanalysis
    Giampaolo Niccoli, Gregory A. Sgueglia, Azeem Latib, Filippo Crea and Antonio Colombo, on behalf of the CACTUS Study Group
    Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25102
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Low molecular weight dextran provides similar optical coherence tomography coronary imaging compared to radiographic contrast media
    Kyle Frick, Tesfaldet T. Michael, Mohammed Alomar, Atif Mohammed, Bavana V. Rangan, Shuaib Abdullah, Jerrold Grodin, Jeffrey L. Hastings, Subhash Banerjee and Emmanouil S. Brilakis Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25092
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Functional diagnosis of coronary stenoses using pressure drop coefficient: A pilot study in humans
    K.K. Kolli, T.A. Helmy, S.V. Peelukhana, I. Arif, M.A. Leesar, L.H. Back, R.K. Banerjee and M.A. Effat
    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25085
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Impact of advanced age on the safety and effectiveness of paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty: The HORIZONS-AMI trial
    Dariusz Dudek, Roxana Mehran, Artur Dziewierz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Bruce R. Brodie, Ran Kornowski, Martin Fahy, Alexandra J. Lansky, Tomasz Rakowski, Jacek Legutko, Leszek Bryniarski and Gregg W. Stone
    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.4813
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Hemodynamic impact of changes in bifurcation geometry after single-stent cross-over technique assessed by intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve
    Soo-Jin Kang, Won-Jang Kim, Jong-Young Lee, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Gary S. Mintz, Seong-Wook Park and Seung-Jung Park
    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24956
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Long term follow-up of drug eluting versus bare metal stents in the treatment of saphenous vein graft lesions
    Luiz F. Ybarra, Henrique B. Ribeiro, Antonio H. Pozetti, Carlos A. Campos, Rodrigo B. Esper, Pedro A. Lemos, Augusto C. Lopes, Roberto Kalil-Filho, Stephen G. Ellis and Expedito E. Ribeiro
    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24781
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Clinical Decision Making
     

    An evidence-based review of the impact of periprocedural myocardial infarction in carotid revascularization
    Erik Stilp, Colleen Baird, William A. Gray, Peter A. Schneider, Charles A. Simonton, Patrick Verta and Carlos I. Mena-Hurtado
    Article first published online: 19 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25056
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Report
     

    Transcatheter closure of a large ASD from the femoral vein in a patient with Budd–Chiari syndrome
    Shreepal A. Jain, Robin Pinto and Bharat Dalvi
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24628
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Transradial coronary angiography with virtual 1 French, sheathless 3 French catheter
    Takeshi Ijichi and Yuji Ikari
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24885
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Interventional Rounds
     

    Radial approach for percutaneous coronary interventions on chronic total occlusions: Technical issues and data review
    Francesco Burzotta, Maria De Vita, Thierry Lefevre, Antonella Tommasino, Yves Louvard and Carlo Trani
    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25118
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
    Original Studies
     

    Challenges in patient selection for the parachute device implantation
    Ilkay Bozdag-Turan, Benjamin Bermaoui, Liliya Paranskaya, R. GökmenTuran, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Stephan Kische, Ralph Birkemeyer, Bojan Jovanovic, Jan Schuetz, Ibrahim Akin, Cem Hakan Turan, Jasmin Ortak, K. Hauenstein, Cristoph Anton Nienaber and Hueseyin Ince
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24940
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    A meta-analysis of transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale versus medical therapy for prevention of recurrent thromboembolic events in patients with cryptogenic cerebrovascular events
    Andrés M. Pineda, Francisco O. Nascimento, Solomon C. Yang, Ajay J. Kirtane, Robert J. Sommer and Nirat Beohar
    Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25122
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Simple, effective and safe vascular access site closure with the double-ProGlide preclose technique in 162 patients receiving transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Daniel P. Griese, Wilko Reents, Anno Diegeler, Sebastian Kerber and Jörg Babin-Ebell Article first published online: 1 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25053
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Report
     

    Reversal of end stage renal disease in patient with transcatheter aortic valve replacement
    Abdulla Damluji, Martin S. Bilsker and Mauricio G. Cohen
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25127
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    Early experience of implantation of the new CoreValve® Evolut in degenerated bioprosthetic aortic valves
    S. L. Fairley, R. Jeganathan, G. Manoharan and M. S. Spence
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25125
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

    TandemHeart placement for cardiogenic shock in acute severe mitral regurgitation and right ventricular failure
    Ravi S. Hira, Alisa Thamwiwat and Biswajit Kar Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25107
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
    Basic Science
     

    A novel biodegradable stent applicable for use in congenital heart disease: Bench testing and feasibility results in a rabbit model
    Surendranath R. Veeram Reddy, Tre R. Welch, Jian Wang, Frederic Bernstein, James A. Richardson, Joseph M. Forbess and Alan W. Nugent
    Article first published online: 8 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.24936
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

    Case Report
     

    Transcatheter left ventricular outflow tract stent placement in a low birth weight child with hypoplastic left ventricle, mitral atresia, transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary stenosis
    Colin J. McMahon, Conall T. Morgan and Kevin P. Walsh
    Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25119
    ABSTRACT | Members CLICK HERE to Access Full Issue

     

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    SCAI Offers Docs Tools for Patient Questions About President Bush's PCI

    On Tuesday, hours after former President George W. Bush was successfully treated with PCI, SCAI's patient education resource, SecondsCount.org was coming to the aid of physicians by providing them downloadable PDFs to help address questions about angioplasty and stenting by patients, their families and other members of your communities.

    SCAI urges you to encourage your patients to learn more about cardiovascular health throughout the year at SecondsCount.org. The website features in-depth information about primary and secondary prevention, heart and vascular conditions, tests and treatment options, as well as many useful tools, such as for tracking symptoms, supporting medication adherence and compiling questions for future appointments. 

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    SCAI Offering Newest Interventionalists 50% Off Membership

    SCAI congratulates all interventionalists-in-training who have completed their interventional cardiology fellowship training program!

    The Society recognizes this is an exciting time in your career, a time when opportunities may be plentiful but resources limited. It may also be the point in your career when you most need to be part of a community, a member of an organization whose members share your values and your goals and which is physician-led by doctors, for doctors.

    With that said, SCAI is offering 50% first year's dues for all new interventionalists!

    Details on This Offer & How It Can Help YOU Launch Your Career

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