Industry Updates

The Big Update: Medicare Coverage Efforts

When I was training in general surgery 35 years ago, few of us could imagine the explosion in technology that has changed evaluation and management of venous disorders. We now are able to make a huge difference in the qua...Continue Reading

Update on Venous Stents

Over the past 25 years arterial stent introduction systems have changed considerably. From the first 7F for 10mm diameter Palmaz and Wallstents, we have now shrunk down to 10mm through 4F on 0.018 wires. This has occurr...Continue Reading

An Update on The Venography versus Intravascular Ultrasound for Diagnosing Illiofemoral Vein Occlusive Disease (VIDIO Study)

In 2002, Drs. S Raju and Peter Neglen reported their initial experience with diagnosing iliac vein stenosis.(1) They described that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) could identify discrete segments of the common and extern...Continue Reading

...For Such A Time As This?

As a man of faith, this is a familiar passage found in the Old Testament Book of Esther that is referenced by many in times of decision. Times when we have to decide to risk it all, to stand up and serve, to lead or to ch...Continue Reading

ACP Mobilizes to Oppose Novitas Draft LCD

The landscape of insurance is changing–there is a current focus on cost cutting strategies that disregard scientific evidence, and a trend towards greater consistency in policies that are administered by some of the...Continue Reading

Fourth Edition Handbook of Venous and Lymphatic Disorders Updates Guidelines for Treatment and Management

New techniques and updated guidelines have been approved for the Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. Renowned as the essential reference of all venous specialists and phlebologists, vascular...Continue Reading

State of the Profession

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ethical concerns are a growing issue for many vein specialists and patients alike. As such, Vein Magazine and Vein Therapy News teamed up to help disseminate this important information. Here, from our...Continue Reading

Science Takes Center Stage at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is heading to the live music capital of the world—Austin, Texas—for SIR’s 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 23–28, 2019 The science of interventio...Continue Reading

MACRA and the Phlebology Practice

by AJ Riviezzo and Cheryl NashAmerican Physician Financial Solutions What is MACRA? MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate program, and is supposed to streamline the cu...Continue Reading

Is the Whole Really Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts?

Several weeks ago I was in attendance at the National Lymphedema Network Congress in Dallas, Texas where at one point I found myself standing in the exposition hall, surveying the changes that have occurred over the past...Continue Reading