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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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Join SVS in another Week of Action! This week-long series of (virtual) advocacy engagement activities will provide SVS members with an opportunity to collaboratively amplify our messages on Capitol Hill. Our “Week of Action” kicks off on Monday, December 5th. Members will have a week to complete their end of the year “Advocacy Checklist”.

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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

December Update

'Week of Action:' The Year-end Countdown is on!

With only a few weeks remaining in the year, the SVS is pushing a robust advocacy-related agenda to close out the Congressional session. We are proud to launch another Advocacy “Week of Action.” This week-long series of (virtual) advocacy engagement activities—Dec. 5-9—will provide SVS members with an opportunity to collaboratively amplify our messages on Capitol Hill...

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November Update

CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fee Schedule

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Final Rule Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B on Tuesday, Nov. 1. CMS announced a CY 2023 conversion factor of $33.06 compared to the 2022 conversion factor of $34.61...

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October Update

September Update

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July Update

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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