Tag: appropriateness

Study identifies ‘critical need’ for guidelines on appropriate use of atherectomy

No data currently exist to support the use of atherectomy over other procedures for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and the healthcare...

How to succeed in vascular surgery: A guide for the aspiring...

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Fempop atherectomy: Are high reimbursement amounts incentivizing inappropriate medical provider care?

Reimbursement-per-procedure for femoropopliteal atherectomy and stenting has increased at about the same rate for national providers as a whole and vascular surgeons specifically—at the...

SVS seeks volunteers for claudication Appropriate Use Criteria rating panel

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is developing Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for claudication using the RAND Appropriateness Method. The AUC process consists of a...

Not Appropriate! Florida healthcare fraud case highlights inappropriateness in care

The latest research around practice patterns and appropriateness in care came shortly after a criminal case in Florida at the tail end of last...

‘Inordinate amount’ of vascular surgery’s Medicare payments go to narrow group,...

Just 1% of vascular surgeons receive “an inordinate amount” of the total Medicare payments that flow toward the specialty, with disproportionate use of outpatient...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

Hodgson: Bringing appropriateness into sharper focus

In 2019, Kim Hodgson, MD, kicked off his presidential year by placing appropriateness and quality of care under the microscope. His turn organizing the...