September 29, 2017 • Article
ADVOCACY: Work Progressing on Official SVS APM
After nearly six months of preliminary work, the APM Task Force now is focusing on developing a vascular-specific Advanced Alternative Payment Model.
From March to June, the task force examined existing APM models and the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) criteria for acceptance. "Task force members also studied other physician-focused APM proposals, developed by societies similar to the SVS, to expand their knowledge about the application process. Similar methodologies will be applied to vascular conditions in our APM," said Dr. Yazan Duwayri, task force chair.