Hot Topics


To further help SVS members better meet challenges they are facing in their practices, the Society is working with health experts to produce a series of hot-topic articles and webinars to address specific issues of concern.

AI in Vascular Surgery

The world of AI is no longer coming; it’s already here. Is your practice prepared? Watch the webinar or listen to the podcast, to explore ways you should be using AI in your practice today, and get a glimpse of what will be coming around the corner.    

The Value of the OBL for the Healthcare System, Patients and Payors

Vascular disease is on the rise and the number of patients receiving vascular care in the OBL is also on the rise. Research suggests the number of OBLs will increase at an annual growth rate of 7% through 2027. OBLs benefit the healthcare system, patients and payors. Learn tips for getting your OBL accredited; the value of OBLs for patients and payors; and why one physician started an ASC. This webinar is hosted by the Section on Outpatient and Office Vascular Care (SOOVC/OBL Section).

2021 Coding Webinar

Join SVS Coding Committee review the development of E/M changes including rationale; the E/M code set; how to employ the E/M changes to your practice; financial impact of E/M to vascular specialty and practices; and how the specialty can promote more favorable reimbursement strategies and coverage.

Physician Employment Models

Vascular surgeons are employed primarily across three practice models: private practice and group practice, traditional academic health systems and larger healthcare systems (i.e., Kaiser Permanente). Through this webinar we will explore the opportunities and potential limitations, inherent within each employment model.

Hiring for the Right Clinical Fit Craig Southerland

Hiring for the Right Clinical Fit summarizes tips and tools from the recruitment process through the onboarding procees. The tips and tools include finding potential candidates, recruitment financial package, interview questions and integrating new physicians into your practice.

Credentialing and Privileging in New Procedures and Technologies Thomas Forbes, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, DFSVS

Credentialing and Privileging in New Procedures and Technologies summarizes the critical elements for initial privileges, defining a new procedure, a proposed process for credentialing and privileging in a new procedure and adopting the new procedure and technology into routine practice.        

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