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The AMA / Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) also meets three times annually to develop relative value Recommendations for new or revised codes and for codes which have been identified as potentially misvalued by the RUC or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The RUC recommendations are sent to CMS, which makes the final determination for relative values. Detailed information about the RUC can be found at AMA / RUC.

The Society for Vascular Surgery VA Vascular Surgeons committee is dedicated to addressing the unique issues facing part and full-time vascular surgeons working for the Veterans Administration.

2020 December Specialist


The SVS offers a collection of editorials written for Vascular Specialist by Dr. Malachi G. Sheahan III, Medical Editor. The editorials cover a variety of topics, including the Main Residency Match and prescription opioids.

Recent Issues

Like the SVS, some of its affiliated organizations regularly send informative newsletters to their members. These may be of interest to members of the SVS.

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What's happening in DC?

DC Update is an electronic newsletter dedicated to keeping SVS members informed of the events in Washington, D.C. that impact their lives, practices and the patients they serve. Information covers important matters happening at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration and on Capitol Hill. DC Update will be sent every other month and posted online here.

Future Vascular Surgeons Biweekly Update

The Future Vascular Surgeons Biweekly Update offers residents and students current information from the SVS, as well as other related surgical organizations. These will cover an array of topics including meetings, awards and scholarships, open resident positions, new program announcements and much more. 

Subscribe to this newsletter here.

Vascular Specialist delivers news and commentary in the field of vascular surgery as well as updates from the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). It is distributed to SVS membership and all other vascular surgeons in the US and Canada.

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December 2018



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