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Health Reform and Cardiology in the Year Ahead

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    How will the recently-passed health reform legislation impact cardiologists and other physicians in the next year? What can physicians do to prepare for the changes ahead? Dr. Ralph Brindis, senior advisor for cardiovascular disease for Northern California Kaiser Permanente, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and president of the American College of Cardiology, joins host Dr. Jack Lewin to discuss various elements of health reform, including the further needs for tort reform as well as the sustainable growth rate formula (or SGR) and the need for payment reform. Dr. Brindis also weighs in on the role of registries in measuring success, ensuring quality of care, reducing disparities and decreasing healthcare costs.

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    How will the recently-passed health reform legislation impact cardiologists and other physicians in the next year? What can physicians do to prepare for the changes ahead? Dr. Ralph Brindis, senior advisor for cardiovascular disease for Northern California Kaiser Permanente, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and president of the American College of Cardiology, joins host Dr. Jack Lewin to discuss various elements of health reform, including the further needs for tort reform as well as the sustainable growth rate formula (or SGR) and the need for payment reform. Dr. Brindis also weighs in on the role of registries in measuring success, ensuring quality of care, reducing disparities and decreasing healthcare costs.

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