Industry Updates

ACP's New Leadership and Direction

The ACP is set on a new horizon with new leadership. Read how the ACP will add new department staff, expand its educational opportunities and develop partnerships with physicians and organizations for the support of phlebology.

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Big Update: Medicare Coverage Efforts

Governmental and private payers have developed medical policies to limit venous care which they believe may be unnecessary or cosmetic, but vascular societies and physician members are reaching out to develop appropriate payer medical policies.

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Updated AVF Treatment Guidelines

The essential reference of all venous specialists has just been updated with the latest treatment techniques and most current evidence. See what’s new and read the top 10 guidelines.

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Latest Articles About Industry Updates
ACP Foundation Strengthens Phlebology Through Annual Appeal

Just as the American College of Phlebology Foundation (ACPF) is wrapping up its successful Vision for Tomorrow capital campaign, it is embarking upon a short-term annual appeal to fund specific educational initiatives over the next year. The goal for this annual appeal is to raise $100,000 by Decemb ...

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The American Board of Phlebology Certification Process—Valuable or Not?

by Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh We all know that many patients with venous disease are being treated by physicians whose primary training was in a nonvascular field. We know that many of these physicians have been delivering vein care for a long time. We know that some of these physicians have ...

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On the Hill—Part 1

by Jason Prigozen, MD, FAPWHc Representation for Those Involved in Care for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds The sky is not falling, but in both relative and real dollars, physicians’ payments are. Every year since 1997, when the sustainable growth rate (SGR) was put in place as part of the Balanced ...

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Vasculera A Recently Approved Diosmin Treatment for the Clinical Dietary Management of CVI

Diosmin is a flavonoid derived from citrus plants. There have been many studies evaluating the efficacy of diosmin as a dietary treatment for managing chronic venous insufficiency, among other maladies, but likely none as noted as the RE LIEF (Reflux assEssment and quaLity of lIfe improvEment with m ...

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The Sunshine Act and its Effects on Physicians and Continuing Education

Background Over the past two decades, there has been a growing movement within medical schools to eliminate the perceived undue influence of pharmaceutical companies on medical students and faculty through such “freebies” as pens, stethoscopes, medical books and other small items. Most medical ...

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Venous Patient Outcome Registry

by Uchenna N. OnyeachomThe Venous Patient Outcome Registry (VPOR), the firstever patient-centered online registry, was developed to assess patient outcomes and quality of life for the various treatments of venous disease by standardizing the collection and analysis of clinical information, patient t ...

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Vein Center Accreditation A Process to Demonstrate a Commitment to Quality Vein Care

by Neil Khilnani, MD The History Behind Venous Practice Accreditation The care of venous disorders of the lower extremities has changed significantly in the last 25 years. Treatment for nearly all chronic superficial and a growing fraction of deep venous disease now involves minimally invasive pro ...

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New Data on Compression Therapy Leads to New Treatment

This article is based on research provided by North Carolina State University, School of Engineering. It was initially published in a well-respected engineering journal. An article on how these engineering principles could be applied to therapeutic treatment was published in September 2014.

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