In this Issue
A candid look at how regulation, reimbursement, and new legislation affect vascular care and technology.
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Michael R. Jaff, DO
Recent trends and future trajectory for procedure volumes and reimbursement in a value-based market.
By Brian Contos
What US practices should know about quality reporting, reimbursement changes, and more.
By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Michael R. Jaff, DO, interviews Gary Gottlieb, MD, CEO of Partners HealthCare, to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act, changes in reimbursement, and how they affect academic medical centers and physicians.
Sean Lyden, MD, a physician with both clinical and supply chain expertise, shares thoughts on how the Affordable Care Act and regulatory and reimbursement challenges could affect vascular practices.
A description of initiatives designed to expedite the review process.
By Dorothy B. Abel; Andrew Farb; and Megan Moynahan
Michael R. Jaff, DO, interviews Louis Jacques, MD, Director of the Coverage and Analysis Group in the Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Health care industry expert Randel Richner discusses the effect the Affordable Care Act could have on practices and device innovation, as well as the need for faster routes to approval and reimbursement in the United States.
A perspective from one of the field’s foremost physician-inventors, Thomas J. Fogarty, MD.
Startups, investors, and the role of government in the medical device market.
By Fred Khosravi
AdvaMed’s Code of Ethics seeks to provide physicians and industry with the room to collaborate while assuring the public of the transparency and integrity of that relationship.
By Tammy Leitsinger
Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd of Primacea describe the problems and pathways for physicians to manage their industry relationships under the bright lights of the Sunshine Act.
By Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
The SIR President-Elect shares his insights on the future of uterine artery embolization and the field of interventional radiology as a whole.