04 Oct 2020

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC STENT GAINS ADDED MEDICARE COVERAGE

Boston Scientific has been granted a new technology add-on payment (NTPA) for its Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), CMS pays for a patient’s inpatient hospital stay under one bundled payment, which covers all costs for

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04 Sep 2020

HOW PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS COPE WITH COVID-19

  By Robert Jennejohn Dr. Michael Y. Shao, MD is a board-certified vascular surgeon with the Swedish Medical Group. He attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has more than 17 years of experience and is currently affiliated with the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Ill. This Interview was

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03 Sep 2020

TREATING LYMPHEDEMA: Working with a lymphedema therapist can improve patient outcomes

By Robyn “Redd” Smith, M.ED., COTA/L, CLWT, CLT, LASH-FKT A patient with two swollen legs walks into a vein clinic. Now, that may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it is actually the opening line to our story. A story showing how making an addition to your options

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03 Sep 2020

GROWING LYMPHEDEMA IN YOUR PRACTICE

By Manu Aggarwal, MD It has been almost three years since we added lymphedema therapy treatments to our vein practice at Vein Care Center Laser Specialists. In this time, we have had trained (via Norton School of Lymphedema) two certified lymphedema therapists (CLTs), both part-time and both originally occupational therapists.

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03 Sep 2020

VENCLOSE ECLIPSES 2018 RESULTS, PATIENT SUCCESS

  By Larry Storer As Venclose enters its third full year of marketing its next-generation radiofrequency ablation solution for treating venous reflux disease, the company proves the adage that if you build a better product you will be successful. Venclose, a privately held Silicon Valley medical technology company, more than

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08 Jun 2020

VS MOVES ITS JULY CONFERENCE ONLINE

  The Venous Symposium announced June 8 that its July 31-Aug. 2 conference in New York City will be a virtual conference from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same dates, and there will be on-demand access to the educational program and exhibit hall for an entire year. There is an

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07 Jun 2020

A REPORT FROM ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY:’Many practices may fail despite being in areas without COVID-19 cases

By Stephen F. Daugherty One of the most remarkable aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States is the very different experience depending upon where one lives and practices medicine. As of May 10, the county in which I live and practice in Tennessee has experienced two tragic COVID

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07 Jun 2020

HOW TO USE TELEMEDICINE IN PHLEBOLOGY

          By AJ Riviezzo, BA, MA American Physician Financial Solutions     There is a lot of discussion on the lifted regulations for implementing telehealth in the medical provider’s office. These lifted regulations allow providers to see patients remotely during the current coronavirus health emergency declared

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07 Jun 2020

CAST YOUR VOTE: Join the AVLS in Washington, D.C. – in-person or digitally

        By Amanda Godwin As the 2020 election year is in full swing, we are reminded of the importance of our voices. On Oct. 15-18, the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) will bring together the venous and lymphatic community in Washington, D.C. with programming focused on

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05 Jun 2020

REOPENING & RECOVERING: Aspects of disaster recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown

  By David Schmiege I have had countless conference calls with clients over the past 8-10 weeks as practices contemplate the necessary steps to reopen their vein practices and regain their momentum. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on our economy. As with many small businesses, the pandemic has had

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