Contributions to SVS PAC in 2013 served as a catalyst for several victories. These donations from SVS members provided the funds for SVS member volunteers and staff to attend fundraisers for 56 members of Congress and candidates where they were able to speak with these influential legislators to discuss the issues important to every vascular surgeon.
The SVS PAC is the only PAC that represents the specialty; no other PAC is focused solely on the interests of vascular surgeons and their patients.
The following are the notable accomplishments in 2013:
• Medicare cap on payment for services performed in angiography suites was averted
• Additional cuts to vascular ultrasound were averted
• Independent Payment Advisory Board repeal was introduced in the House and Senate with bipartisan support
• The PAC continues to work with Congressional committees to repeal and reform the Sustainable Growth Rate for reimbursement.
Complete details on these activities, articles from Drs. David Deaton, Peter Gloviczki, and Peter Lawrence, information on how PAC funds are distributed, and lists of contributors are all included in the 2013 SVS PAC Annual Report at www.svspac.org.
Please take a few minutes to read the annual report to learn how the SVS PAC is representing the interests of vascular surgeons.
Also read the list of generous contributors who make these successes possible.
Make a 2014 PAC donation now at www.svspac.org to ensure this good work continues.