Matt Jones, ANCP
Matt leads our clinical support through physician engagement, nursing recruitment and training, systems applications, product review, inventory management, equipment selection and utilization.
Today a majority of cardiovascular physician practices employ mid-level practitioners to one degree or another. For the most part from my experience these providers are often underutilized and under recognized for their knowledge, scope of practice and experience they can leverage for the growth of the practice and patient utilization of the OBL/ASC.
Many physicians today are finding themselves fed up with the employed physician hospital model. In this current climate they find themselves as volume driven RVU employees with limited say in how they operate their practice.
The recent movement from CMS to approve procedures such as coronary angiography, coronary interventions and rhythm management in the ASC has raised the question of what this means for hospitals and how they should view the physicians who own them.
The treatment of Heart and Vascular disease is complicated and involves complex systems. The diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease requires years of training and clinical experience to provide safe, high level patient care.
The CCA team has 20+ years or experience developing and operating OBL’s and 6+ years developing and operating CV ASC’s. In the recent two years we have seen a significant movement from CMS to offer more procedural codes with increasing reimbursement in the ASC while decreasing reimbursement for many of the procedures offered in the OBL.