About Advocacy

Working with our members, the AVLS has become the leading advocate for the field of vein care. We have worked with the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) to develop standards of care, certification exams, and educational materials for physicians and allied healthcare professionals interested in venous and lymphatic disease. As a representative to the AMA House of Delegates since 2008, the AVLS has a direct voice on the floor of the AMA and in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations. The AVLS also has a direct influence in appointments to the CPT coding committee, the Residency Review Committee, and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF). The AVLS strongly encourages its members to become AMA Members. To find out more, please visit the AMA website at www.ama-assn.org

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