SVS Town Hall on June 30 hones in on value of an OBL

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The next Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Town Hall will focus on the value of an office-based lab (OBL) to the healthcare system, patients and physicians.

The webinar, sponsored by the SVS Section on Outpatient & Office Vascular Care (SOOVC), takes place Wednesday (June 30).

Vascular disease is on the rise—and so, too, is the number of patients receiving vascular care in an OBL, or other outpatient settings like ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Research suggests the number of OBLs will increase by 7% annually through 2027.

The webinar, which takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. CDT, will cover a broad range of topics related to the outpatient setting, including a view that answers the question “Why start an OBL?”, tips for getting accreditation for such a facility, and the value of OBLs for both patients and payors.

SOOVC chair Robert Molnar, MD, as well as section members Anil Hingorani, MD, and Ellen Derrick, MD, are participating in the event. Molnar is associate program director of the Sparrow/Michigan State University general surgery program in Flint, Michigan; Hingorani is a vascular surgeon at NYU Langone Health in New York; and Derrick, also a vascular surgeon, runs BoxBar Vascular in Seattle, Washington.

Registration is available here.

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