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SVS advocacy and news

Advocacy

The SVS utilizes a multi-faceted approach for advocacy with an overarching goal of protecting and advancing the interests of vascular surgeons, and the patients you serve.

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To achieve this goal, the SVS engages in traditional legislative advocacy and lobbying with federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill, encourages SVS members to engage in grassroots campaigns via our “Voter Voice” system, and supports the campaigns of candidate and incumbent lawmakers through the society’s political action committee, SVS PAC. By simultaneously engaging in these core tenets of effective advocacy, the SVS has achieved several successes over the last several years, including (but not limited to):

  • Mitigating scheduled Medicare physician payment reductions,
  • Securing passage of legislation to address physician wellness, and
  • Garnering significant bipartisan and bicameral support for legislation designed to ease the burdens of prior authorizations.

SVS members are encouraged to learn more about the Society’s various advocacy-related programs and take steps to become more involved today. Together, we can make a difference!

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U.S. health laws and payment models are undergoing a seismic shift. The SVS Political Action Committee (PAC) works for vascular surgeons, and only vascular surgeons, to ensure that SVS members get access to U.S. Representatives and Senators in order to discuss issues that have a major impact on members and their practices. 

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Take a look back at the Inaugural Week of Action! Each day we provided a specific advocacy-related activity for SVS members such as grassroots engagement, social media posts to highlight SVS advocacy efforts and fundraising support for SVS PAC.

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If you have questions, please contact the SVS Advocacy team at SVSadvocacy@vascularsociety.org. 

 

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Federal Legislative Advocacy

SVS has an active voice on Capitol Hill and within the House of Medicine and engages lawmakers independently and via a variety of coalitions.

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Regulatory Advocacy

Coding and reimbursement resources to help your practice. 

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Grassroots Advocacy

There are few advocacy tools more powerful than direct engagement between a constituent and a Member of Congress.

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Political Advocacy

The political action committee (PAC) of the Society for Vascular Surgery advocates for legislation that supports best practices for patients and medical professionals.

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DC Update

October update

SVS Wraps Inaugural Advocacy 'Week of Action'

As you are likely aware, SVS members worked collaboratively this past week (Sept. 26-30) to promote the importance of advocacy to both internal and external audiences. The week-long initiative included grassroots outreach to federal lawmakers, social media promotion, the identification of new legislative key contacts and a drive to increase support for SVS PAC...

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September update

SVS Advocacy 'Week of Action' Starts Sept. 26

During the week of Sept. 26, the Society for Vascular Surgery Advocacy Council is spearheading a “Week of Action” to help advance SVS’ legislative priorities on Capitol Hill and to promote advocacy engagement across the SVS membership...

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August update

Proposed CMS Rule Threatens Vascular Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule last month, on July 7. CMS proposes to cut the Medicare conversion factor—the basic starting point for calculating Medicare payments—by approximately 4.5% for CY2023 unless Congress takes action to mitigate this statutory reduction...

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July update

CY 2023 PFS Proposed Rule Published by CMS

CMS proposes to cut the Medicare conversion factor — the basic starting point for calculating Medicare payments — by 4.42% for CY2023 unless Congress takes action to stop the cuts...

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Coding and Reimbursement resources to help your practice. 

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Use Voter Voice to contact Congress about the issues that matter to you. 

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Explore MACRA and QPP Resources

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