In this Issue
Practical insights for providing safe and efficient vascular care in an office-based setting.
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Krishna M. Jain, MD, Guest Chief Medical Editor
How an ethical collaboration between device manufacturers and office-based vascular labs can provide quality health care and improved efficiency.
By Krishna M. Jain, MD, and John Munn, MD
As CMS refines reimbursement policies, how do office-based vascular labs fit into the evolving payment models?
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR, and Gerald Niedzwiecki, MD, FSIR
An overview of practice standards and the importance of accreditation.
By Sam S. Ahn, MD, FACS, on behalf of the OEIS Board of Directors
A pathway to improved quality of care.
By John Blebea, MD, MBA
A brief review of available therapies for venous conditions and commentary on current reimbursement for services.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
The new VQI Varicose Vein Registry is establishing ties with electronic medical record companies to support office-based venous procedures.
By Thomas W. Wakefield, MD; Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT; and Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, RPhS, FACS, FACVLM
Insights and tips on using retrograde tibiopedal and radial access in an office setting.
By Daniel Johnston, MD; Mark Rummel, MD; Syed Alam, MD; Krishna M. Jain, MD; and John Munn, MD
Ask the Experts: What was your decision-making process when purchasing an imaging system for your office-based lab?
With Raju Gandhi, MD, and Mohmmed Margni, MD, FACS, RPVI
Featured TechnologySponsored by Medtronic
Insights from one center’s firsthand experience.
By David M. Liu, MD, FRCPC, FSIR; Darren Klass, MD, FRCPC, PhD; John Chung, MD, FRCPC; and Joel Gagnon, MD, FRCPC
Vessel Update: AAA
Investigators Konstantinos P. Donas, MD, and Edward Y. Woo, MD, discuss the data from a multicenter European and United States registry of snorkel/chimney technique applications.
With Konstantinos P. Donas, MD, and Edward Y. Woo, MD
A preview of today's new products.
A pioneer in vascular surgery and medical education reflects on changes in the open-endovascular tide and what makes a great meeting, as well as a preview of VEITHsymposium 2015.