Advocacy

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...

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...

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...

New Horizon

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...

AMA Call to Action: ICD-10 Implementation

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 …

AMA Advocacy Update- How SGR Law Changes will Affect Physicians

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 …

AMA Calls for Immediate Action on SGR Repeal

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 …

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 …

Novitas LCD Guidance: UPDATED

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 …