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Advocating for ‘fair and equitable coverage’ of vascular services

By Beth Bales

Among the many projects of the SVS Coding and Reimbursement Committee, advocating appropriate coverage for vascular services continues to be a major focus. In 2021, the committee, led by chair Sunita Srivastava, MD, will continue to increase its coverage initiatives, working with government and private payers.

government and private payers. The committee will advocate for fair and equitable coverage of vascular services in a variety of sites of service by review of policies and commitment to upholding the SVS practice guidelines.

Srivastava says: “Through collaborative work with several multidisciplinary professional societies, we aim to provide timely review and response to new coverage determinations, alternate G code proposals and work valuation issues.

“The committee will work closely with vascular specialists to ensure appropriate coding, reimbursement and coverage policies for our members and patients.”