The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in mid-July released two payment-related proposed rules—the highly-anticipated Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS) and the Medicare Hospital Outpatient P
The Society for Vascular Surgery and the SVS’ Vascular Quality Initiative both have sent letters to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding changing the National Coverage Determination for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the carotid artery concurrent with stenting.
For Release: December 21, 2022
(NOTE: This is a longer version of an article that appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vascular Specialist.) Congress passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by a bipartisan vote in 2015.
By Sean Lyden, MD and Matthew Mell, MDSVS Government Relations Committee
A coalition of more than 150 medical associations and societies, representing subspecialties and states and including the Society for Vascular Surgery, has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to adopt changes to CMS’ proposed rule on Evaluation & Management services alterat
In August, the U.S. House has taken a huge step forward in health and research funding, as Congress has not passed a Labor HHS funding bill without an omnibus since 2007.
"My group manages eight hospital labs and a physician group-owned outpatient lab that provides services in nine outpatient clinics… We are critically dependent on appropriate reimbursement for vascular ultrasound services to be able to maintain the high-quality service we provide in the commu