Dear AVF Members.
On November 15, 2021, the Board of Directors of the AVF and the Board of Directors of the AVFF voted unanimously to approve a merger of the AVF and AVFF. We have included links to the Plan of Merger and a copy of the article that will appear in the upcoming issue of the AVF newsletter, Vein Specialist, for your review. We will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting (webinar format) on Tuesday, November 23,at 6:00pm ET to address this topic for our members and answer any questions you may have. Please look for a calendar invite. Until then, we invite you to make any comments or ask any questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear AVF Members.
We recently informed you of serious concerns about the impact that the proposed CMS PFS will have on your practices if it goes into effect without modification Jan 1, 2022. This could result in a MORE THAN 20% reduction in CMS payments to some of you.
You Care About Patients. AVF Cares About Patients. Who Cares About You? AVF and SVS Lobby Congress for You and Patients.
On July 21, 2021 Dan Monahan, MD and Mark Iafrati, MD (AVF Health Policy Committee leadership) together with 44 other SVS members representing 23 states, lobbied 93 congressional members or staffers in a virtual event. Faced with challenges to the provision of outstanding venous care from multiple fronts it’s clear that legislative action is required to preserve patient access to care and improve physician well-being.
LEARN ABOUT FOUR URGENT ISSUES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO
Dear AVF Members,
This week the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) circulated their annual proposed rule which lays out their vision for physician reimbursement for 2022. This is a complex document which will be examined by most professional societies in the coming weeks and is subject to comment and revision.
Upcoming Events 2023
AVF 35TH ANNUAL MEETING
February 22-25, 2023
La Cantera, San Antonio, TX