Tag: Congress

‘Disproportionate decrease’: Vascular surgeons see buying power fall, study finds

Inflation-adjusted Medicare reimbursement rates for the 20 most common vascular surgical procedures decreased by more than 20% in the last decade, a new analysis...

VAM: SVS PAC donors to be recognized at VAM

The SVS Political Action Committee (PAC) is critically important for our voices to be heard in the places where policies that affect all of...

Democrats take control with Biden presidency, majorities in both chambers

Democratic victories for Georgia’s two Senate seats in the runoff election Jan. 5 have solidified the Democrats’ control of the federal government for the...

Medicare cuts: Avoiding the ‘tragedy of the unprepared’

*The January 2021 issue of Vascular Specialist, which contained this story, went to press prior to the news that Congress had moved to halt cuts to...

Congress delays steep Medicare payment cuts

Both the House of Representatives and Senate have approved legislation to delay steep cuts to Medicare that were set to take effect Jan. 1,...

The power of groups: Invest in the SVS PAC

Humans are social animals, and, over time, they have found that their best times are spent in groups. We have just celebrated Thanksgiving, spending...

Present imperfect

On the morning of Nov. 9, I received a phone call from my sister. My father had been found unresponsive in his Manhattan apartment...

CMS confirms Physician Fee Schedule cuts; SVS members asked to contact...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) has delivered a blow to vascular surgery in the form of a 7% cut in total...

Healthcare on a precipice: SVS PAC stands ready to fight coming...

Since 2002, the SVS Political Action Committee (PAC) has been a vehicle for advocacy specifically for vascular surgeons. As the only voice geared for...

Join the fight: The useful job of lobbying members of Congress

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members can help in the fight against announced reimbursement reductions included in the calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee...

Take action to stop projected Medicare surgery cuts

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2021 was released Aug. 3 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), revealing vascular...

Presenting public policy issues of importance to vascular surgeons: SVS PAC,...

Defining the narrative. It’s a cliché among pundits, board members and anyone who has a point to make or a story to tell. It...