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COVID-19 Resources for Members

The Society for Vascular Surgery has collected a number of resources to provide information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its impact.

Advocacy  Guidelines&Tools  Associated Resources  Other 

A Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson


CMS Regulatory Changes

The CMS issued an interim final rule on Monday, March 30, detailing new rules to equip the American healthcare system with flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary changes will apply immediately across the entire U.S. healthcare system for the duration of the emergency declaration. Below is an SVS summary of the action and useful links.


Cares Act Overview & Summary

Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program

SBA Loan Programs: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Small Business Tax Provisions

COVID-19 Resources

Surgical Advocacy During COVID-19

Clinical Practice

Guidelines & Tools

Vascular Surgery Triage Guidelines
Guidance in triaging vascular surgery patients’ procedures during the pandemic, developed by the SVS Clinical Practice Council:

Telemedicine Guides

Handbook on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
The Handbook on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment shares the COVID-19 experiences of healthcare colleagues around the world who have been battling the virus. While not covering vascular surgery specifically, the handbook is a useful general resource, with valuable information for providers and systems on the front lines.

Associated Resources

AMA Resource Center for Physicians (website)

The American College of Surgeons (website)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (website)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (website)

FDA Press Announcements (website)

Public Health Agency of Canada (website)

The U.S. Government, (website)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (website)

Your State Department of Public Health

World Health Organization (website)



VAM Updates


SVS Town Halls
Early Vascular Surgeon Experiences with COVID-19 (3.27.2020)

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has been hosting regular calls with a variety of clinicians, hospitals, other facilities, and states to keep stakeholders updated on their COVID-19 efforts. All recordings of the calls along with transcripts can be found below and on their Podcast and Transcripts page.

A Message From SVS President, Dr. Kim Hodgson

A bridge over troubled waters: Read the letter from SVS President Dr. Kim Hodgson on how the SVS is working and communicating with members during this time.





The links provided above are for convenience only and should not be considered an endorsement of the content therein. We will continue to add links and information as they become available.