Wednesday
SESSION 38: UPDATES AND ISSUES IMPORTANT TO ALL VASCULAR SURGEONS AND SPECIALISTS: FUTURE REIMBURSEMENT; IMPROVING VASCULAR CARE QUALITY; FIXING FALSE TESTIMONY; FLAWED PEER REVIEW; FDA IMPROVEMENTS; LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEMS
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
Moderators:Sean P. Roddy, MD / Jack L. Cronenwett, MD / Kim J. Hodgson, MD  
SESSION 38 SCHEDULE
VASCULAR REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES
4:32 PM - 4:37 PM Whatís Happening With Vascular Surgeon Reimbursement In 2024 And What Are The Prospects For 2025: For Hospital And OBL Procedures
  Presenter(s):Sean P. Roddy, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
4:38 PM - 4:43 PM Current Medicare Reimbursement For Ch/EVAR And F/EVAR Is Inadequate: The Situation Is Untenable: How Did We Get There And Can The Problem Be Fixed
  Presenter(s):Clayton J. Brinster, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
4:44 PM - 4:49 PM Reimbursement For Vascular Procedures Under CMS Is Deeply Flawed And Subject To The Bias Of Others: It Results In Unethical Compensatory Behavior: What Can Be Done About It
  Presenter(s):Sean P. Roddy, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
ISSUES RE QUALITY OF VASCULAR CARE
4:50 PM - 4:55 PM New Developments In And Benefits From VQI Participation: It Will Make For Better Doctors And Vascular Care And It Will Cut Hospital Costs
  Presenter(s):Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
4:56 PM - 5:01 PM The SVS/ACS Vascular Verification Program (VVP) To Assure Quality Vascular Care In Inpatient And Outpatient Programs: What Is It And How Will It Help Vascular Surgery
  Presenter(s):Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:02 PM - 5:07 PM How Can The Insurance Industry Improve The Quality And Appropriateness Of Vascular Care And Help Vascular Surgery Survive In A Competitive World
  Presenter(s):Russell H. Samson, MD, DFSVS, RVT, FACS  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
PUNISHING FALSE TESTIMONY
5:08 PM - 5:13 PM How Do We Hold Physicians Who Provide False Or Misleading Testimony Against Vascular Surgeons Accountable: Has The SVS Committee On This Topic Ever Done Anything To Do What Should Be Done
  Presenter(s):O. William Brown, MD, JD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:14 PM - 5:20 PM Panel Discussion
PEER REVIEW RELATED ISSUES
5:20 PM - 5:25 PM Our System Of Peer Reviews Is Flawed: Within Hospitals; Within Journal Reviews: How Might Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Them
  Presenter(s):Timothy M. Sullivan, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:26 PM - 5:34 PM What Is An Impact Factor For A Peer Reviewed Journal Or An Article: What Is Plum X And H-Index: How Are They Calculated And Why Are They Important: What Constitutes Plagiarism Ė Itís Not Simple (8-Minute Presentation)
  Presenter(s):Peter F. Lawrence, MD / Peter Gloviczki, MD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
FDA RELATED ISSUES
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM I Was From The Government And I'm Here To Help: FDA Resources To Assure Safe And Effective Medical Devices In Vascular Disease: What Is The LEAF Initiative To Assure That Trials Are Appropriate For FDA Approval
  Presenter(s):Robert E. Lee, MD / Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:41 PM - 5:46 PM Why Do IDEs Fail To Get FDA Approval: Updates To The FDA 510 (K) Program And Why They Are Important
  Presenter(s):Valerie M. Merkle, PhD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:47 PM - 5:52 PM Different Perspectives From Industry And The FDA Regarding The Importance Of Innovation, Engineering And Financial Rewards That Influence Innovation
  Presenter(s):Dorothy B. Abel, BSBME  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:53 PM - 5:58 PM What Is A Learning Health System And Why Should It Matter To Vascular Surgery
  Presenter(s):Charles C. Miller, PhD  
Location: Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor
5:59 PM - 6:05 PM Panel Discussion
End of Program E

END OF SESSION 38
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