03 Apr 2018

AMERICAN VEIN OWNERS TEACH CUTTING EDGE VEIN PROCEDURES IN CHINA

American Vein & Vascular Institute owners Gordon F. Gibbs, MD, and Erin Gibbs have returned from 10 days in China teaching Chinese doctors contemporary vascular healthcare practices. In partnership with Medtronic, Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, teaching 50 Chinese doctors through presentations, training sessions and

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03 Apr 2018

APRIL VTN REPORT

  Vein Therapy News    Industry Report     CIGNA PURCHASING EXPRESS SCRIPTS FOR $67B ON HEELS OF CVS-AETNA VERTICAL MERGER Cigna, which failed in an attempt to merge with Anthem last year, is now going to purchase Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firm, for $67 billion. Cigna

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27 Mar 2018

9TH ANNUAL VS WILL WELCOME 400+ TO TIMES SQUARE APRIL 5-7

By Larry Storer The 9th Annual Venous Symposium, directed by Drs. Antonio Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos, will convene April 5-7 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. More than 400 physicians, scientists, researchers, allied health professionals and industry professionals representing more than 40 states and 30

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26 Mar 2018

ACP ADDING NEW ENERGY, APPROACH TO 2018 NASHVILLE ANNUAL CONGRESS

By Amanda Godwin The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is expanding the Annual Congress experience with new educational opportunities, cutting-edge science and research all centered around the latest in healthcare policy. The annual event will offer something for all experience levels of venous, lymphatic and wound care providers and encourage

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26 Mar 2018

COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR: IAC VEIN CENTER ACCREDITATION SIMPLIFIED

      Laura Humphries, RVT, RPhS, senior clinical specialist, will present a live webinar (followed by a Q&A session) entitled IAC Vein Center: Accreditation Simplified. at 1 p.m.  (EST)  Tuesday, March 27. There is still time to register. Note: This account is for IAC webinars only; it is the account you will

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12 Mar 2018

MICROSOFT SHUTTERS ITS HEALTHVAULT RESEARCH PROGRAM

  Do you remember in 2017 when Microsoft announced HealthVault, an initiative to produce apps to offer analysis and user insights based on personal health records? Microsoft decided in January that it wasn’t such a good idea or maybe that it wasn’t self-supporting, so it has been shut down. It

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12 Mar 2018

9th ANNUAL VENOUS SYMPOSIUM WILL WELCOME 400-PLUS TO TIMES SQUARE APRIL 5-7

    The 9th Annual Venous Symposium, directed by Drs. Antonio Gasparis and Nicos Labropoulos, will convene April 5-7 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. More than 400 physicians, scientists, researchers, allied health professionals and industry professionals representing more than 40 states and 30 countries

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12 Mar 2018

AMERICAN VEIN HIRES TWO, PROMOTES FIVE

Cyndie Gelroth Angie Higgs Brittany Kristan       American Vein & Vascular Institute recently promoted five employees and hired two employees to roles representing human resources, clinic functions, business management and patient care centers. The following employees were promoted: Cyndie Gelroth, promoted to director of revenue cycle from her

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12 Mar 2018

LIDOCAINE RESISTANCE STUDIED IN ACP “CASE OF THE MONTH”

  By Amanda Godwin A radiofrequency ablation patient recently reported that her procedure was painful and that she experienced no relief from the 0.1% lidocaine tumescent anesthesia she received prior to the procedure. The patient was a 52-year-old, red-haired female hairstylist with complaints of leg cramps, leg aches and restless

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12 Mar 2018

ACP EDUCATION PROGRAMS HONORED

  The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in recognition of its quality educational programs. With this honor, the ACP will be accredited for the next six years, which is the highest accreditation an organization can receive

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