Category: Reimbursement


Publication Review: Amin Analysis on Impella and IABP

Review of Trends, Variation and Outcomes in Impella® Use Dr. Seth Bilazarian, Abiomed’s Chief Medical Officer, provides a review of the observational analysis published in Circulation and presented at AHA 2019 by Amin, et al., comparing Impella to IABP. Dr. Bilazarian notes that the study is an observational, non-FDA audited analysis that is fundamentally flawed … Continue reading “Publication Review: Amin Analysis on Impella and IABP”

Hearing that an Impella® Case didn’t get Reimbursed

Q :The CFO at my hospital says that the costs associated with one of the Protected PCI™ cases that I performed were not reimbursed because the patient was discharged as an outpatient.  How can this be?  The patient only stayed one night in the hospital and didn’t meet criteria to be an inpatient.  Why wouldn’t this procedure be reimbursed because they went home sooner?  This is supposed to be a benefit of Protected PCI with the Impella 2.5™ heart pump. Continue readingHearing that an Impella® Case didn’t get Reimbursed