Tag: Medicare cuts

SVS meets AMA membership requirement, retains House of Delegates seat 

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has exceeded the necessary compliance threshold required to retain its seat in the American Medical Association (AMA) House...

SVS addresses pair of critical payment-related proposed rules

In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two critical payment-related proposed rules for CY2023—the highly anticipated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...

SVS looks to maintain AMA House of Delegates representation

To maintain its seat in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates—and, importantly, be able to provide information that impacts physician reimbursement—a 20%...

Medicare cuts: ‘It is crucially important we stay engaged in the...

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members deemed payment and reimbursement among the top advocacy priorities for 2022. A session Wednesday at VAM informed attendees...

SVS turns its sights to FY2023, long-range future

In January, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Strategic Board met and forged its objectives for the coming fiscal year. Two months later the...

SVS PAC: A voice for vascular surgeons on Capitol Hill

As everyone turned the page on 2021 and entered 2022 with a new hope for a return to normalcy, vascular surgeons continue to be...

Priorities and objectives will guide 2022 SVS programs

Whether it’s branding, advocacy or determining research initiatives, the process of setting Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) priorities and objectives begins with SVS members....

Senate passes bill to halt 2022 Medicare cuts

Last night, the Senate passed legislation to halt Medicare physician payment cuts that were scheduled to take effect on January 1. President Joe Biden...

We need voices as well as opinions

I have a message for my colleagues on behalf of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Political Action Committee (PAC), quoting the famous lines from...

SVS: Impact of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule remains threat...

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule released Nov. 2 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) doubles down on the...

Learn best-, worst-case and likely scenarios of upcoming planned cuts to...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) will hold a Town Hall Nov. 10 to help members understand the upcoming planned federal cuts that would...

SVS task force continues fight to stop cuts

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Medicare Cuts Task Force is continuing its work to stop the proposed cuts in physician reimbursement from going...

Cuts to Medicare: ‘As vascular disease complexity increases, reimbursement for complex...

Outgoing Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society (MVSS) President Kellie Brown, MD, has seen fundamental changes to the way vascular surgery is practiced during her 20...

The role of PACs in political influence

Let’s be clear here: Political action committees (PACs) are a good thing. Whether or not you like the concept, they create an opportunity for...

Medicare: Surgical Care Coalition urges Congress to halt proposed cuts to...

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2022 (CY2022) released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fails to...

SVS PAC has weathered the storm of 2020

The year 2020 was one of firsts and of resilience. We had a plague of biblical proportions; civil unrest; fiery political and racial tensions;...