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Tools

CAA develops a tool where each organization can assess the proposed and actual impacts on their reimbursement based on the Physician Fee Schedule each year. The tool is simple to use and helps with planning and budgeting as well as determining impacts on specific changes in the rule.

Download the Physician Fee Schedule Calculator with 2015's conversion factor weighted average and the Physician Fee Schedule Calculator with 2015's year-end conversion factor here.

A code is required to unlock and use this Microsoft Excel Worksheet.

If you do not have the code, please contact us at info@cardiologycaa.org or 330-317-6743 to confirm your membership and receive the code.

 

 

 

 

"We have used the calculator tool every year since it was developed. It has been essential in our budget forecasts and process especially projecting the impact of the Medicare Fee Schedule changes. I would highly recommend it for accurate analysis of the Physician Fee Schedule."

Mark Netherland, CFO
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists
Richmond, VA

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“As an independent physician group, New Mexico Heart Institute needs to keep a close eye on critical developments in a fast changing regulatory landscape. CAA is one of our most critical tools to watch and influence the changes in Washington that affect us everyday. Every cardiology group would benefit from this kind of insight and assistance.”

Sean Mazer, MD, FHRS, FACC
New Mexico Heart Institute
Albuquerque, NM
 

 

"At a recent ACC meeting, the head of MedPac rewrote history. He claimed that physicians and hospitals (without the prompting of the practice closing 2010 fee schedule) conspired to join forces to take advantage of provider based billing. No mention was made of the fact that neither the hospitals nor physicians wanted integration. Instead a narrative of provider greed was discussed and held accountable for a 2.3 billion dollar expense to CMS. This is the narrative going to Congress to now cut provider billing as well as get rid of IOASE. It's our fault; CMS has no role. Without advocacy the real story is never discussed and providers are ping ponged from one poorly thought out policy to the next. CAA is a reasoned consistent voice that has the respect of the legislators. It is important to keep supporting CAA if you want to be heard instead if being hearded."

Matt Phillips, MD, FACC
Austin Heart
Austin, TX
 


“Over my 33 year career I have witnessed an unimaginable change in the practice of medicine. As cardiologists, we set the standards for the concepts behind evidence-based large scale clinical trials that ultimately lead to a revolution in care delivery. We have together succeeded in improving not only the quality of care, but also have been able to reduce admissions, procedures and most of all, mortality. We need to actively challenge each and every intrusion into our professionalism. The CAA (Cardiology Advocacy Alliance) has been our practice’s choice as the vehicle where we can learn, advocate, and educate. Advocacy starts locally and evolves globally. Learn how your elected officials view the issues we face – be part of the solution - be involved – JOIN CAA!

Mark Victor, MD
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
 

 

"Without the ability to do in office testing on my referrals, it would cause the patient another trip to the testing facility and delay the diagnosis.  One is inconvenient and the other potentially dangerous".

S.W. Thomas, MD, FACC
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists
Richmond, VA