In this Issue
Clinical Considerations and Practice-Management Decisions for Success in the Outpatient Setting
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Ross Milner, MD, and Krishna M. Jain, MD
Lessons learned during a 6-year experience performing dialysis access and vascular interventions in an office setting.
By Krishna M. Jain, MD; John Munn, MD; Mark Rummel, MD; Dan Johnston, MD; Syed Alam, MD; and Chris Longton, RN
Can academic centers evolve to a community approach for outpatient interventional care?
By Ross Milner, MD, and Ravi Veeraswamy, MD
This new society, formed for outpatient and office-based endovascular procedures, uniquely represents and unites three endovascular specialties.
By Jeffrey Carr, MD, FACC
What is one thing you have learned that you wish you knew the day you began planning your outpatient practice?
With Arthur Lee, MD, and Carlo A. Dall’Olmo, MD
Which trends in outpatient vascular care are most concerning to you right now? The most encouraging?
With John F. Angle, MD, and Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
With increased pressure on pricing and quality care comes a greater need to accurately track practice analytics than ever before.
By Wael Elseaidy, PhD, and Michael Thompson
Key considerations in selecting everything from imaging equipment to disposables.
By Joseph A. Coatti, MD, FACS
An introduction to the revenue potential and costs of setup and operation.
By Hwa Kho, PhD, MBA, and Sam Ahn, MD, FACS, MBA
Current and expected changes to reimbursement, regulation, and practice models all provide for an unstable fiscal environment in which committing significant sums of money to fixed assets may not bring a return on investment.
By Deepak G. Nair, MD, MS, MHA, RVT, FACS
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation
A Cost-Effective Solution for Calcium
By Sonya S. Noor, MD
Pipe dream or reality? With a new generation of low-profile devices emerging, Michael D. Dake, MD, shares his thoughts on the future of taking endovascular aneurysm repair to the outpatient setting.
2014’s key implementation dates and how physicians can be better prepared for them.
By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq., and Steven K. Ladd
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
As reimbursement models continue to change, freestanding office-based care remains valuable but should be approached carefully.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
A preview of today's new products.
This venous expert shares his insights on physician education for DVT management, compression syndromes, and his venous armamentarium wish list.