In this Issue
What Not to Do
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Bart Dolmatch, MD
Improving clinical outcomes with optimal patient selection and percutaneous techniques for peritoneal dialysis.
By Peter B. Hathaway, MD, and Terrence Bjordahl, MD
Ten scenarios in which this therapy may not be the best option for hemodialysis fistula treatment.
By Jonas W. Redmond, MD, and Timothy W.I. Clark, MD, FSIR
Practical steps and tips for navigating the evaluation and treatment decisions for immature arteriovenous fistulas.
By Bart Dolmatch, MD, FSIR
How to implement a successful team-based strategy and avoid the pitfalls of ineffective training.
By John R. Ross, MD; Ingemar Davidson, MD, PhD; Michael Gallichio, MD; and Douglas Slakey, MD, MPH
Jeffrey G. Hoggard, MD, discusses what it takes to prevent an outpatient facility from failing and how providing quality care leads to success and more patient referrals.
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Abbott Vascular
A new class of SFA technology.
With Chris Metzger, MD; Miguel Montero-Baker, MD; and Sahil Parikh, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
How to use the revised codes that debuted on January 1 of this year.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Will your practice be prepared when CMS posts Sunshine disclosures later this year?
By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd
INVENTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The third step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can practice your invention.
By Gerard von Hoffmann, JD, and Bryan Wahl, MD, JD
A preview of today’s new products.
A vascular surgeon shares his expertise in office-based vascular labs, including imaging, access, and anesthesia preferences, as well as the financial and data challenges of this practice model.