EP News & Resources

Electrophysiology News, Regulations & EP Resource

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 contact@epreward.com to share any other groups that you have found helpful so we may add them to this collection for others to use. Thanks.

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.

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.

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.

CPT Resource Page
CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) information and forms on the American Medical Association website.

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

Arrythmia Alliance: The Heart Rhythm Charity
A resource for patients and allied EP professionals based in the United Kingdom, and applicable everywhere.

Cardiology HD
Numerous educational articles on practical EP diagnosis and treatments.

Educational Calendar for the Heart Rhythm Society
Calendar of HRS sponsored events.

Electrophysiology Updates from The Heart.org by WebMD
Recent research and news you can receive through email. Sign up on their website.

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.

The EP Learning Experience
Level up your EP knowledge and engage in a re-imagined EP Learning ExPerience™ through a state-of-the-art learning portal connecting you to interactive tutorials and educational resources focused on EP industry standards, endorsed by IBHRE. .

The Heart.org – Electrophysiology
Collection of most recent news articles pertaining to Electrophysiology.

Medtronic Devices
This page has basic information on each of the devices and leads manufactured by Medtronic.

Medtronic Education Page
Numerous Presentations and access to research articles of the Medtronic equipment.

EP Lab Digest
A Product, News and Clinical Update for the Electrophysiology Professional. Excellent resource for many areas of EP practice.

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.

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.

Managed Care Online (MCOL)
Collection of news articles from a variety of Healthcare sources. Registration.

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.

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.

U. S. Code of Federal Regulations
The source for U.S. laws, including healthcare. Search by topic.

U.S. Legislative Bills
Learn what bills are being considered by the US Legislature.

US FDA Medical Device Regulations & Guidelines
A collection of the public documents that have bearing on the development of medical devices.

Summary of the HIPPA Privacy Rule
US Government publication

The Bullion Desk
Link to news articles related to the precious metals industry. The column on the right has free access.

WebMD
See what many of your patients are reading about their disease, medications and procedure.

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.

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.

Wiley-Blackwell
Journals, books, online products, continuing professional education opportunities and more.

Drugs- Epocrates Online
Quick reference to Dosing, Contraindications, and Interactions.

Drugs- The Internet Drug Index
Comprehensive drug resource.

Cardiotext
Bookseller in the world of cardiovascular medicine, surgery, and imaging.

Cardiovascular Business
Is a business magazine for cardiovascular medicine.

Elsevier, Inc.
Publisher of Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm society.

HMP Communications
Custom publishing, meeting management, educational activities and webcasts.

Oxford University Press
Publisher of medicals books and journals.

Prehospital 12 Lead EKG Blog
Excellent, detailed 12 lead EKG resource with a quiz, and numerous case studies.

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.

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.

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.

The Joint Commission
JACHO’s website offers a large variety of helpful information.

Journal Index- Cardiology On Line
International list of Cardiology related publications. Each has their own method of registration.
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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.

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.

The Weinberg Group
The Weinberg Group provides regulatory and compliance services.