SVS Pulse
In This Issue
  • Comprehensive Vascular Review Course
  • Proposed Cuts to Reimbursement
  • 2014 Nominating Committee
  • Deadlines
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August 22, 2013
Register for SVS Comprehensive Vascular Annual Review Course
Improve patient outcomes and learn about the latest clinical advances and techniques in vascular surgery at the SVS Comprehensive Vascular Review Course, to be held October 25-26, near Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Register and make hotel reservations today.
Proposed Cuts to Office Reimbursement
Watch for upcoming information about sending an email to Congressional representatives to protest the CMS proposal to lower reimbursement of non-facility (office-based) procedures to match facility (hospital and ambulatory surgery center) reimbursement. This proposed rule could have a negative impact on future reimbursement for vascular surgeons.
2014 Nominating Committee Deadline
The deadline for nominating SVS members to the Nominating Committee is Sept. 30. A nominee must be an SVS member in good standing for ten years or more and not currently serving on the Board of Directors or one of the four Councils. Send nominations to Michael Makaroun, MD, at


Letters of intent for the SVS Foundation Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant are due by Oct. 1.   
Improve reimbursement through proper coding, register and make hotel reservations for Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2013: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons, October 18-19, in Chicago. 

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