Registration has opened—along with early-bird pricing—for two Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) in-person courses in coding and reimbursement, and peripheral artery disease (PAD) skills. Both will be held in October after being postponed in 2021 because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Both courses will be held in the OLC Education and Conference Center, in the SVS Headquarters Office, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, Ill. The building is minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
The SVS Coding and Reimbursement Workshop, with an optional workshop for evaluation and management (E&M) codes, will be held Oct. 1 and 2.
This intensive course provides a comprehensive review of current coding and reimbursement information, including critical updates. It is one of the only vascular surgery-specific review courses in the country and is designed for vascular surgeons and office staff such as practice managers, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, surgery schedulers and coders.
The optional E&M Coding Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 1. Registration for the main course opens at noon that same day, with the course set for 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Registration on the second day opens at 7 a.m. Learn more and see the preliminary agenda at vascular.org/Coding22.
The two-day SVS Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention (CPVI) Skills Course will be Oct. 23 and 24. Participants will learn from expert faculty through a combination of didactic and case-based presentations and practicing the latest procedures on cadavers and benchtop models during small-group simulations.
“Treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), especially chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), remains the one of the largest clinical areas for vascular surgeons in the U.S.,” said course co-director Vikram Kashyap, MD. “Thus, surgeons should be familiar with the latest treatments and technology so they can provide the best patient care possible,” he said. “We have tremendous innovations in treating occlusive disease,” he said. “SVS members have asked for this type of course to keep up to date with their endovascular skills.”
The course also will include a demonstration of a percutaneous deep vein arterialization system. The procedure is designed to restore blood flow to the ischemic foot, when all other options have been exhausted, in so-called no-option patients. Course hours are 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Oct. 23 and 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 24. Learn more, including viewing the agenda, at vascular.org/PeripheralIntervention22.