Now when it comes to staffing and job duties in the cardiovascular ASC I am a firm believer that cross training of all staff is essential. No man or woman is an island in this ASC space.Read more →
Matt Jones , ACNP
As a Nurse Practitioner, Matt has hands-on experience both in the cath lab and on the operational management of freestanding office-based cath labs. Matt leads our clinical support through physician engagement, nursing recruitment and training, systems applications, product review, inventory management, equipment selection and utilization.
About Matt Jones
Matt Jones, an accomplished Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) and the Clinical Director at Cardiovascular Centers of America (CCA), brings a wealth of hands-on experience from the cath lab to the operational helm of freestanding cath labs.
With over two decades experience in the heart and vascular office-based lab (OBL) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) domain, Matt’s clinical acumen and operational prowess are instrumental in driving CCA’s mission forward.
An alumnus of Millikin University (BSN) and St. Louis University (MSN), Matt’s educational background is as robust as his professional journey. Before joining CCA, Matt honed his skills at Missouri Heart and Vascular, County Cardiology and St. Louis Cardiovascular, where his contributions have left a lasting imprint.
At CCA, Matt spearheads clinical support, acting as a linchpin in physician engagement, nursing recruitment, and training. His leadership extends to systems applications, product review, inventory management, equipment selection and utilization, embodying a holistic approach to operational excellence.
Matt’s philosophy transcends the conventional; He champions the cross-training of all staff within the cardiovascular ASC, fostering a culture of continuous learning and multidisciplinary collaboration. This ethos not only elevates patient care but also cultivates a conducive environment for physicians, aligning with CCA’s vision of blending top-notch clinical care with operational efficiency.
Matt Jones is not just a seasoned healthcare professional; he’s a visionary leader whose proactive approach is pivotal in navigating the intricacies of outpatient cardiovascular facilities. His extensive experience, coupled with a forward-thinking mindset, makes Matt a tremendous asset to CCA and a reliable partner for physicians aspiring to redefine outpatient cardiovascular care.
Matt Jones's Blog Posts
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
When developing and managing any ASC you need to surround yourself with professionals who understand the space and specific needs or your business as well as the services you provide.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →