News & Resources

Electrophysiology News, Regulations & EP Resources

Below are links to a wide variety of EP resources including coding & billing, industry, alliances, professional organizations, governmental agencies, and web based groups. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share any other groups that you have found helpful so we may add them to this collection for others to use. Thanks. 

Legal & Political Issues
 
Alliance for Healthcare Reform
An unbiased source of information on the USA's health care problems and the trade-offs posed by competing proposals for change.
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Electrophysiology
 
Arrythmia Alliance: The Heart Rhythm Charity
A resource for patients and allied EP professionals based in the United Kingdom, and applicable everywhere.
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Patient Care
 
Atrial Fibrillation- Resources for Patients
Excellent collection of information for patients and EP staff. Very good summaries of past Boston A. Fib. Symposiums and treatment approaches.
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Coding & Billing
 
Boston Scientific 2015 Procedural Payment Guide for Select Coronary, Peripheral and other Cardiovascular Procedures
Boston Scientific is pleased to provide you with 2015 Medicare coding and reimbursement information applicable to physicians and facilities for select coronary, peripheral and other cardiovascular procedures.
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Electrophysiology
 
Cardiology HD
Numerous educational articles on practical EP diagnosis and treatments.
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Publishers
 
Cardiotext
Bookseller in the world of cardiovascular medicine, surgery, and imaging.
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Publishers
 
Cardiovascular Business
Is a business magazine for cardiovascular medicine.
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Coding & Billing
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Manuals for Policies & Procedures
The Internet-only Manuals (IOMs) are a replica of the Agency's official record copy. They are CMS' program issuances, day-to-day operating instructions, policies, and procedures that are based on statutes, regulations, guidelines, models, and directives. The CMS program components, providers, contractors, Medicare Advantage organizations and state survey agencies use the IOMs to administer CMS programs. They are also a good source of Medicare and Medicaid information for the general public. Text.
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Regulatory Agencies
 
CLIA - Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
Regulates quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where the test is performed.
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Coding & Billing
 
CPT Resource Page
CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) information and forms on the American Medical Association website.
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Pharmacology
 
Drugs- Epocrates Online
Quick referrence to Dosing, Contraindications, and Interactions.
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Pharmacology
 
Drugs- The Internet Drug Index
Comprehensive drug resource.
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Electrophysiology
 
Educational Calendar for the Heart Rhythm Society
Calendar of HRS sponsored events.
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Electrophysiology
 
Electrophysiology Updates from The Heart.org by WebMD
Recent research and news you can receive through email. Sign up on their website.
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Publishers
 
Elsevier, Inc.
Publisher of Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm society.
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Journals
 
EP Lab Digest
A Product, News and Clinical Update for the Electrophysiology Professional. Excellent resource for many areas of EP practice.
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Publishers
 
HMP Communications
Custom publishing, meeting management, educational activities and webcasts.
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Research Tools
 
Journal Index- Cardiology On Line
International list of Cardiology related publications. Each has their own method of registration.
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Atrial Fibrillation- Ablation
 
Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Open Access Journal for Atrial Fibrillation. JAFIB publishes high quality original papers and reviews that make a significant contribution to increasing understanding of the Atrial Fibrillation and cardiac electrophysiology.
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Journals
 
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Provides the latest developments in the study and management of arrhythmic disorders. Click on online version to see abstracts. Subscription for articles.
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Journals
 
Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
An international publication devoted to fostering research in and development of interventional techniques and therapies for the management of cardiac arrhythmias. Free abstracts, subscription for full text.
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Electrophysiology
 
Journal Scan- Arrhythmia Journal Articles
Summaries of relevant journal articles that continually updated, with links to the full articles (may require subscriptions to appropriate journal to assess full articles). Cardiosource by the American College of Cardiology.
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Journals
 
Managed Care Online (MCOL)
Collection of news articles from a variety of Healthcare sources. Registration.
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Research Tools
 
Medical Search Engine for US Database
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. Many articles can be accessed for free when they would otherwise require a paid subscription. When you do a search, the articles that have a stack of papers with text are the ones that you have full access to, a single page has the abstract, and a blank page gives you no access.
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Medicare and Medicaid Services Payment Rates Changes
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule (PR) that contains policy changes and proposed inpatient payment rates to hospitals.
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Journals
 
Medscape from WebMD
Join the largest online community of physicians and healthcare professionals today! Over 30 specialty sites. The largest selection of online CME (all free!) Journal articles from over 150 leading journals. Excellent resource.
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EP Catheters
 
Medtronic Devices
This page has basic information on each of the devices and leads manufactured by Medtronic.
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EP Equipment
 
Medtronic Education Page
Numerous Presentations and access to research articles of the Medtronic equipment.
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Regulatory Agencies
 
OSHA- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Resources to help you prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and learn about OSHA's cooperative programs.
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Publishers
 
Oxford University Press
Publisher of medicals books and journals.
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Prehospital 12 Lead EKG Blog
Excellent, detailed 12 lead EKG resource with a quiz, and numerous case studies.
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A: Newly Added Classes
 
Summary of the HIPPA Privacy Rule
US Government publication
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Coding & Billing
 
The 2016 Coding Guide for Heart Rhythm Procedures and Services
Two new DRGs for catheter ablations, increasing hospital payments by nearly 20 percent List of ICD-10 diagnosis codes for EP procedures Updated physician and hospital scenarios to reflect the new ICD-10 coding system Updated RVUs and APC values
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Others
 
The Bullion Desk
Link to news articles related to the precious metals industry. The column on the right has free access.
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Electrophysiology
 
The EP Lab.com
EP oriented website providing good educational and informational content.
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Electrophysiology
 
The Heart.org - Electrophysiology
Collection of most recent news articles pertaining to Electrophysiology.
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Regulatory Agencies
 
The Joint Commission
JACHO's website offers a large vareity of helpful information.
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Support Services
 
The Weinberg Group
The Weinberg Group provides regulatory and compliance services.
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Publishers
 
Three-Dimensional Mapping in Interventional Electrophysiology: Techniques and Technology
Overview of current 3 Dimensional Mapping Systems including: * Introduction * General Requirements of Cardiac Mapping Systems * Available Mapping Technology * Assets and Limitations of 3D Mapping Systems * Integrated, Anatomy-Based Mapping * The Future of Cardiac Mapping * Image-Guided Intervention * Limitations of Technology Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology/Medscape Nurses. Text.
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Legal & Political Issues
 
U. S. Code of Federal Regulations
The source for U.S. laws, including healthcare. Search by topic.
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Legal & Political Issues
 
U.S. Legislative Bills
Learn what bills are being considered by the US Legislature.
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Medical Device Development - For You the Inventor
 
US FDA Medical Device Regulations & Guidelines
A collection of the public documents that have bearing on the development of medical devices.
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Others
 
WebMD
See what many of your patients are reading about their disease, medications and procedure.
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Patient Care
 
Website for Your Patients
A very complete website for lay people, designed by a person who had an A. Fib ablation. Good for referring to patients.
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Wiley-Blackwell
Journals, books, online products, continuing professional education opportunities and more.
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