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The Society for Vascular Surgery submits comments to governmental agencies and lawmakers on issues important to the Society and its members. Click the links below to learn more about a particular issue.

Sept. 11, 2017
Comments to CMS on the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

SVS Member eblasts

SVS occasionally sends out single-topic emails of importance to members. Read them here.

Recent eblasts

Occasionally, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration sends product alerts, or companies announce product recalls or notices. As a service to members, SVS will post links to these notices here.

Oct. 3, 2016

Dear Members:

As President of the Society for Vascular Surgery, I am pleased to report that your SVS continues to grow and flourish in membership, programs, stature, strength and influence. The SVS is an organization of which we all, as members, can be immensely proud. Together we are the lifeblood of SVS, strengthening it with our ideas and knowledge, time, energy and leadership.

This past year the SVS achieved numerous tangible outcomes for the benefit of our members, our specialty, and the welfare of our patients:

Add all three FEVAR items here, using links to uploaded documents

Most decisions about what procedures will be covered under Medicare are made by local contractors and are known as local coverage determinations (LCDs). In some cases the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services decides that a coverage issue is national in scope and it issues a national coverage determination (NCD). A recent instance of an NCD is the revised determination for carotid artery stenting which can be found: http://www.cms.gov/transmittals/downloads/R115NCD.pdf.

The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) participates in the processes that are used to determine how vascular procedures are coded in the USA and what relative values are assigned to each code. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel meets three times annually to process changes in coding that have been initiated by specialty societies, CMS, or the panel itself.

Advocacy by our members ensures that Congress hears our voice.

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SVS members are at the forefront of vascular news and discovery. Find news about the Society for Vascular Surgery, its membership and its initiatives, below.

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