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Building a Culture of Inclusion

The Society of Interventional Radiology is promoting diversity in the world of interventional radiology and vein care. Learn the importance of #IamIR.

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Calf Muscle Pump: Its Role, Its Limitations—What to Do?

The impact of CVD continues to grow in part because we rarely use our soleus muscles in daily life. See how these muscles can be retrained and stimulated to slow or reverse the development of venous hypertension.

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Cash for EMRs

by Ronald J. Kolegraff, M.D., Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology If you liked “Cash for Clunkers”, you are gonna love this one. Yes– we are clearly hearing that each physician will get $36,000 for the implementation an electronic Medical Records (eMR) system in his or her practice ...

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Challenges in Phlebology

Two very important questions are being actively discussed by those with an interest in venous disorders. The first question is how best to assure that physicians now and in the future will be able to obtain comprehensive training in venous disorders so that patients can receive care from those well- ...

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Change is Coming

by Marlin Shul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh The healthcare reform climate is definitively upon us and commercial carriers are dodging and shifting to limit utilization of phlebology procedures. The administrative burden of the medical vein practice has never been threatening. If the heterogeneity of medica ...

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Choosing Your CQMs, Who Does What, And How Things Get Measured

An Overview of MU Strategy in making choices relevant to the CQMs (not MU Measures) in the incentive program The strategy for CQMs is simple: try to comply with the needs for the 3 Core CQMs. After that, all the decisions are made for you. VeinDraw was designed with a CQM strategy that selected the

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Core Content in Phlebology A Call for Stakeholder Comments

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh), I would like to invite all individual stakeholders to comment on our “Core Content in Phlebology” draft. The 45-day comment period began on January 16, 2012, and will close at 5:00 PM CDT on February 29, 2012. All c ...

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Covidien A Global Healthcare Leader Bringing Innovative Solutions to the Treatment of Vascular Disease

by David T. Young Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, develops, manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines including medical devices and supplies, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic imaging products. With the acquisition of ev3 in 2 ...

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Days of Future Past: Vein Specialists' Next Wave (Podcast Ep. 8)

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steve Elias is joined by two young female vein specialists to discuss their perspective on the field. Here's what they had to say.

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Editor's Note: American Spirit

This spring, as I walked the halls of the New Orleans Convention Center, it happened again…another act of terrorism on our great land. This time, it was in Boston. Flights transporting the attendees of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Interventional Radiology to and from their respectiv ...

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