Regulatory Advocacy

Regulatory Advocacy


SVS Coding Committee

The SVS Coding Committee oversees SVS CPT, RUC and ICD coding activities.

Committee charges:

  • Participates in RUC and CPT Editorial Panel meetings, representing the interests of vascular surgeons.
  • Comments on administrative actions such as NCCI edits, national and local coverage decisions.
  • Provides content and faculty for SVS education efforts on coding and reimbursement.
  • Reviews comments on regulatory issues before they are submitted to CMS.
  • Annually reviews coding section of VascularWeb and advise staff on content.


Trainee Applicants

SVS is currently recruiting applicants for four trainee positions to work with SVS coding and reimbursement committee leadership. 

  • Two positions will focus on the CPT code creation process.
  • The other two will learn the RUC relative-value process. 
  • We expect the trainee positions will last three years. 
  • The time commitment will require an average of 10 to 20 hours of work per month, plus at least three 3 day meetings per year.

A modest honorarium will be offered in addition to reimbursement of routine travel expenses. Following the three-year training period, SVS expects that dedicated and successful individuals will be able to continue to serve the SVS through the AMA CPT/RUC network. 

For more information, contact the Advocacy Team at 

Vascular Specialist Articles

December 2020: SVS Member Named to AMA RUC

January 2020: Coding and Reimbursement Committee experiences lead to greater sense of awareness

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