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Featured Member of the Month (Oct): Robert Worthington-Kirsch

10/23/2019

The AVLS is comprised of many passionate AVLS members who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field. In...

The Advancing World of Venous Disease

10/23/2019

Zoe Deol, MD, FACS Regional Medical Director at Center for Vein Restoration Chair, AVLS Member Retention Task Force I was recently contacted by...

Improving Wisely Study Highlights Utilization in Vein Care: What Are the Key Takeaways so Far?

09/24/2019

In 2018, the American Vein & Lymphatic Society partnered with the Improving Wisely collaborative at Johns Hopkins University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

Featured Member of the Month (Sep): Joseph Jenkins

09/23/2019

The AVLS is comprised of many passionate AVLS members who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field. In...

Leadership in Action: An Interview with Dr. Margaret Mann, AVLS Board Member & Chair of the AVLS Education Standing Committee

09/10/2019

The AVLS is comprised of many passionate health professionals who are dedicated to committing their time and knowledge to aid the vein and lymphatic field....

CMS Releases Draft 2020 Part B Fee Schedule

09/03/2019

Chris Pittman, MD, FAVLS, FACR On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals...

Why support C-TRACT?

06/11/2019

Carl M. Black, MD Thousands of patients suffer from post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and in many patients its limited treatment options are ineffective in providing...

2019 CPT Changes offer new codes to document consults, referral

01/31/2019

For 2019, there are not extensive changes to the CPT code set that typically pertain to vein care. However, AVLS members will want to...

American College of Phlebology Expands Identity with New Name, American Vein and Lymphatic Society

12/11/2018

The members of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) have voted to change their name to the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS). The...

American Medical Association: Is it important, and how does ACP play a role?

11/20/2018

Immediately after they concluded their 2018 Congress attendance, ACP members Christopher Pittman, MD, FACPh and Vineet Mishra, MD, FACPh flew on to Washington DC...

ACP prepares to launch pilot phase of national data project: Improving Wisely Quality Collaborative

09/19/2018

Learn more at the ACP Congress! By: Dr. Margaret Mann & Dr. Marlin Schul As we know, at the center of our care is...

ACP Positions Itself as Venous and Lymphatic Advocacy Leader

03/28/2018

Our new address is 434 W. Ontario St. Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60654. We appreciate your patience as their may be some delays with...

New Horizon

10/31/2017

As a man of Faith, this is a familiar passage found in the Old Testament Book of Esther that is referenced by many in...

ACP’s Newest Fellow

08/02/2017

The ACP would like to congratulate its latest fellow, Vineet Mishra, MD, FACPh, FAAD. Dr. Mishra has earned this distinction through substantial commitment to...

ACP Names Dean Bender as Executive Director

06/22/2017

Bender brings more than 30 years’ experience in executive leadership After an extensive search process, the American College of Phlebology (ACP) Board of Directors...

2017 Annual Congress Registration is Now Open

06/20/2017

Join us this November in Austin, TX for the premier gathering of vein care practitioners committed to what’s new and what’s next for venous...

Changes Coming to Annual Congress

05/17/2017

The Program Committee has been working on some exciting changes to this year’s Congress. A few of the new additions include: a new Pelvic...

ACP Foundation Hosts Registry Research Summit

05/03/2017

By Keith A. Darby, CAE, CMA, CFE ACP Interim Executive Director Bringing together a group of core ACP leadership, registry thought leaders, and industry...

ACP Staff Volunteer at Local Food Bank

04/18/2017

ACP staff spent Friday, April 14, 2017 volunteering at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The food bank feeds 1 in 5 residents in...

ACP PRO Venous Registry Collects Data on 19,000 Unique Patients and Counting

04/18/2017

As patient and payer needs continue to change, verifiable data in clinical practice is more important than ever. Understanding the scope of venous disease,...

ACP Opposes Novitas LCD

04/02/2017

On January 19, 2017, Novitas, Inc. released a proposed a draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) regarding Treatment of Varicose Veins of the Lower Extremities....

ACP Joins Coalition for Prior Authorization Reform

04/02/2017

Responding to unreasonable hurdles for patients seeking care, a coalition including the American Medical Association (AMA) and 16 other healthcare organizations urged health plans,...

Meet Nikki Mendez – ACP Member Services Manager

04/01/2017

Member Services Manager, Nikki Mendez, joined the ACP this past September, and has played a vital role in supporting the ACP membership ever since....

Quality & MIPS Resources

03/24/2017

The ACP has put together a simplified, easy to follow overview of MACRA to help you navigate the transition from the Sustainable Growth Rate.

ACP Addresses Novitas Venous Policy

03/03/2017

By Robert Worthington-Kirsch Novitas’ current policy contains several provisions which are not justifiable from the literature. The most onerous of these is a diameter...

Novitas LCD Guidance

02/28/2017

Novitas, Inc., a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), recently proposed a draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) regarding Treatment of Varicose Veins of the Lower Extremities...

ACP Represented at National Meetings

02/02/2017

By Nikki Mendez ACP Member Services Manager Since the middle of February, the American College of Phlebology (ACP) has been an exhibitor at four...

The ACP is an Advocate for Your Practice

12/12/2016

The ACP has long been an advocate for those who treat venous and lymphatic disease through initiatives that educate and promote phlebology with the...

ACP Receives ACCME Commendations

12/12/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda Godwin, Senior Marketing Coordinator agodwin@acpmail.org 510.346.6800 ext 112 The ACP Is Awarded ACCME Accreditation with Commendation San Leandro, CA...

PRO Venous Registry Approved by CMS for Meaningful Use

11/14/2016

Specialized Designation Satisfies EHR Incentive Program Public Health Reporting Objective In an important development for physicians treating vein disease, the ACP PRO Venous Registry...

Your Virtual Mentor Has Arrived

10/02/2016

As you prepare to attend the American College of Phlebology’s 31st Annual Congress, we want to remind you that engaging with your colleagues and...

Foundation Events at Annual Congress

09/23/2016

The ACP Foundation (ACPF) hosts three fun and entertaining events open to all at the Annual Congress, the proceeds of which support the mission...

AMA Approves Resolution on Compression Reimbursement

06/29/2016

With support from ACP AMA delegates Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVI and Chris Pittman, MD the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates recently...

ACP Continues to Advance Venous Education at 30th Annual Congress

06/29/2016

The ACP celebrated three decades at the forefront of venous related education with the recently held Annual Congress, November 3-6, 2016 at the Anaheim...

ACP to Present at July 20, 2016 MEDCAC Meeting

06/20/2016

CMS calls MEDCAC meeting to discuss venous disease San Leandro, CA – June 9, 2016 – As part of a coalition of organizations dedicated...

New Hampshire Sonographer Licensure

06/10/2016

New Hampshire Senate Bill 330 – Sonographer Licensure On May 5, 2016 Governor Maggie Hassan quietly signed Senate Bill 330 making New Hampshire the...

2016 Annual Congress Abstract Submission Now Open

05/04/2016

The 2016 Annual Congress Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for consideration at the 30th Annual Congress on the following topics: Submit...

ACP Board Looks to the Future at Strategic Planning Meeting

04/07/2016

The ACP Board of Directors met in Chicago March 4-6 to develop the 2016-2019 ACP Strategic Plan. The purpose of the 3-day planning session...

ACP Launches DVT Awareness Month Social Media Campaign

03/01/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Armitage, Director of Marketing & Communications marmitage@acpmail.org 510.346.6800 ext 112 ACP Launches DVT Awareness Month Social Media Campaign San...

The Latest Episode of VeinCast Now Online

01/19/2016

In the fourth installment of VeinCast, Drs. Malvehy and Hansen are joined by AJ Riviezzo from American Physician Financial Solutions to discuss coding, billing,...

The ACP Wraps Up Another Successful Annual Congress

12/06/2015

The ACP wrapped up their 2015 Annual Congress this past month (November 12-15, 2015) in Orlando with the largest and most comprehensive program to...

Online Case of the Month activity needs ACP member cases

12/02/2015

The American College of Phlebology has an exciting new program that will be launched later this year. Under the direction of Drs. Michael Di...

New ACP Fellow Members

10/08/2015

Join the ACP in welcoming the newest Fellow Members Fellows of the American College of Phlebology (FACPh) are recognized for their substantial commitment and...

The ACP Publishes New Clinical Guidelines

10/08/2015

Management of Obstruction of the Femoroiliocaval Venous System Guidelines The ACP has developed guidelines for management of obstruction of the femoroiliocaval venous system. The...

ACP PRO Venous Registry Nears 5000 Unique Patients

10/06/2015

By Dr. Marlin Schul View the original post: HERE If you are serious about vein treatment and sharing results, transparency is becoming easier as...

Understanding Varicose Veins

08/13/2015

By Miller Vein Team View the original post: blog.millervein.com How do I know if I have Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, swollen...

Future of Phlebology Discussed at Summit

08/13/2015

66 individual and corporate donors to the American College of Phlebology Foundation (ACPF) met in Chicago, IL July 24-26, 2015 for the second ACPF...

Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs Podcast- Risks of Venous Insufficiency

08/12/2015

The Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner and Mike Buck. The show discusses...

Varicose Veins & Spontaneous Bleeding

08/12/2015

By Dr. Paul Shields In his podcast, Dr. Kistner talks about a patient with spontaneous bleeding of varicose veins and the treatment relative to...

ACP is Represented at Annual AMA Meeting

08/05/2015

By Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVI, AMA Delegate & Chris Pittman, MD, AMA Alternate Delegate Each June, Delegates of the American Medical Association meet...

CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10

07/07/2015

With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers …

When to Treat Varicose Veins

06/15/2015

In his recent podcast, Dr. Kistner talks about how to know when it’s time to seek treatment for varicose veins and how difficult it …

AMA Call to Action: ICD-10 Implementation

06/11/2015

The AMA is encouraging all physicians to contact their representatives about the transition to the new ICD-10 coding system. ACP members are urged to …

The ACP Publishes Treatment of Superficial Venous Disease of the Lower Leg Guidelines

06/02/2015

AMA Advocacy Update- How SGR Law Changes will Affect Physicians

06/02/2015

From the American Medical Association To view original article click here Changes physicians should know in the SGR repeal law When the Medicare Access …

ACP PRO Venous Registry Dashboard Now Live

06/02/2015

The ACP recently launched a public dashboard for its PRO Venous Registry, offering a quick, visual representation of real-time data from participating vein care …

Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs Podcast- The Phases of Vein Disease

06/01/2015

The Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner and Mike Buck. The show discusses …

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

05/20/2015

In the latest podcast, Dr. Kistner discusses varicose veins during pregnancy. While listening, I was immediately reminded of a neighbor I had named Abbey.  …

The ACP Releases Revised Treatment Guidelines

05/01/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Armitage, Director of Marketing & Communications marmitage@acpmail.org 510.346.6800 ext 112 The ACP Releases Revised Treatment Guidelines Consensus document for …

SGR Formula Repealed by Senate

04/15/2015

From the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire: Medicare payment formula bites the dust The sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula is no more. Thanks to …

Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs Podcast- Post-Pregnancy Vein Issues

04/14/2015

The Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner and Mike Buck. The show discusses …

AMA Calls for Immediate Action on SGR Repeal

04/08/2015

The AMA recently sent an action alert to its members regarding the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which requires immediate action by the …

Ethical Advertising & the ACP Advertising Policy: A Letter from the ACP Executive Director

04/07/2015

March 16, 2015 Dear Members of the ACP: Recently, we have been made aware of exaggerated, if not completely false advertising and claims that …

Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs Podcast- Varicose Veins, A 30 Year Case Study

04/01/2015

The Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner and Mike Buck. The show discusses …

About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

03/24/2015

March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. Throughout the month the ACP has been posting informative podcasts and articles to educate the …

Vein Care Equals Phlebology

03/24/2015

We all know that phlebology is the study and treatment of venous disease. Unfortunately, much of the general public and even the medical community …

Redesigned ACP & Foundation Websites

03/09/2015

The ACP recently launched redesigned websites for both phlebology.org and the ACP Foundation at phlebologyfoundation.org creating a simplified user experience, which caters to both …

Campaign to Air PBS Special Nationally

03/09/2015

The ACP has a number of resources available to help with patient education, including an hour-long show about vein health produced by the ACP …

ACP Launches Public Awareness Social Media Campaign

03/09/2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to public awareness, the ACP is launching a social media campaign through Facebook and Twitter dedicated to venous …

The ACP PRO Venous Registry is Online

03/09/2015

The highly anticipated ACP PRO Venous Registry officially launched during the 2014 ACP Annual Congress this past November in Phoenix, AZ. The ACP PRO …

Blood Clots & DVT - A Nurse's Perspective

03/06/2015

By Kathleen Hannon In his podcast, Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs, Dr. Kistner talks about blood clots, how they happen and the treatment options relative …

Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs Podcast - Blood Clots & DVT

03/03/2015

The Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs podcast is adapted from an hour-long radio show hosted by Dr. Robert Kistner and Mike Buck. The show discusses …

ACP PRO Venous Registry Set to Launch

11/21/2014

While it may seem the amount of data we’re exposed to on a daily basis is overwhelming, the need for verifiable, clinical data in …

ACP Launches Major Patient Awareness Initiative

10/29/2014

The ACP recently launched a comprehensive Patient Awareness Campaign developed by the ACP Public Education Committee, which utilizes television, public relations collateral materials, online …

Future of the Specialty Strategic Meeting Coming Soon

10/29/2014

Building on the success of the first Executive Leadership Summit in 2012, the ACP Foundation is planning a second strategic meeting which will bring …

Novitas LCD Guidance: UPDATED

03/03/2014

UPDATE: The ACP is currently working on an advocacy effort to oppose the propsed LCD by Novitas regarding treatment of varicose veins. The ACP …