Upcoming webinars: May to feature exchanges on coding, employment

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The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Community Practice Committee will host two webinars in May designed to support members in community-practice settings. Members may register now for either or both.  

The Coding Webinar starts at 7 p.m. CDT on May 12. Presented with the SVS Coding Committee, it will address Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding issues. This will include a review of the development of E/M changes; the E/M code set; how to employ the E/M changes to your practice; the financial impact of E/M to the specialty and to vascular practices; and how vascular surgery can promote more favorable reimbursement strategies and coverage

Faculty include SVS Coding Committee members Wayne Causey, MD, Robert Feezor, MD, David Han, MD, Nikki Kennedy, MD, Benjamin Lerner, MD, Sunita Srivastava (chair), MD, and Robert Zwolak, MD. Matthew Sideman, MD, is a former member and now chairs the SVS Policy and Advocacy Council, which also includes Srivastava as a member. Register at vascular.org/CodingWebinar2021.

The May 24 webinar will cover employment agreement models. Vascular surgeons are employed primarily across three practice models: private practice and group practice, traditional academic health systems and larger healthcare systems (i.e., Kaiser Permanente).

This webinar will explore the opportunities and potential limitations inherent within each model and is open to all SVS members. Moderators are Soma Brahmanandam, MD, Neal Hadro, MD, Geetha Jeyabalan, MD, and Ulka Sachdev-Ost, MD. Faculty include Daniel Clair, MD, Russell Samson, MD, Brian Santin, MD, and Samantha Stradleigh, MD. Register at vascular.org/EmploymentWebinar2021.

“Community-based physicians experience unique challenges juggling clinical duties with business decisions,” said Community Practice Committee chair Daniel McDevitt, MD. “This month, the Community Practice Committee presents two webinars designed to assist physicians with coding and reimbursement as well as employment models that affect compensation.

“You are cordially invited to attend both of these webinars regardless of your current practice situation. The work we do is important and physician compensation should reflect that. The SVS is committed to supporting our members in every aspect of their careers.”

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