27 Mar 2018

HOSPITAL’S B-HIVE SYSTEM PACKS FULL MEDICAL BROADCAST SYSTEM INTO ONE UNIT

A great deal of advanced medical training involves witnessing surgeries and listening to the guidance, suggestions, and recommendations of the people performing them. Typically, this is done on-site, which often involves costly travel expenses plus a lot of time wasted simply getting to the lesson. There are alternatives available, such

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13 Mar 2018

VEIN PRACTICE COMMODITY: CHASING THE SAME PATIENTS WITH NEAR-PARITY EXPERIENCES WE ARE RIPE FOR DISRUPTION

  By James R. Williams and Tracy Thirion   Imagine shopping for a new car. You approach the largest dealership in town. The lot is packed with new cars. However, as you draw closer, you notice they are the same brand, same model, equipped with the same options and even

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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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30 Jan 2018

ACP OFFERS ONE-DAY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COURSE

  A Practice Management Course, a one-day series covering topics vital to a vein practice, will be conducted by the American College of Phlebology from 8-5 p.m. March 3 at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park in Aurora, Colo. Register at https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired&Site=ACP

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27 Nov 2017

CHINESE ROBOT PASSES CHINA’S MEDICAL LICENSING EXAM

  A Chinese medical robot named Xiaoyi achieved a passing score of 456 on China’s medical licensing exam in early November. A passing score is 360 out of 600. But 456 is an impressive result considering the robot scored 100 in its first practice run. Xiaoyi (which means “little doctor”)

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27 Nov 2017

WHAT’S UP IN THE NEW YEAR? PHYSICIANS RESPOND TO ISSUES FACING THEM IN 2018

By Larry Storer When I recently polled a dozen physician leaders by email about what issues were at the top of their list of the most critical issues facing them in 2018, concerns fell into two categories: political and medical. Then, face-to-face conversations with some of the physicians attending the

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27 Nov 2017

BTG GETS CPT CODES FOR VARITHENA AS OF JAN. 1; MEDTRONIC VENASEAL GETS MORE FAVORABLE CODES

By Larry Storer The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have published the final fee schedule for new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category 1 codes for BTG International’s  Varithena procedures, and changed CPT codes for Medtronic’s VenaSeal, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The new codes for Varithena, which close veins

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