The American Venous Forum is committed to promoting evidence-based best practices to ensure that patients have access to the highest quality care – especially the underserved.
We believe that vigorous advocacy in venous and lymphatic disease is critical to this commitment.
The AVF is actively advocating on behalf of our members and the patients they serve. The following are just a few of the comment letters we have submitted as the AVF or as part of a larger coalition:
- AVF Letter to CMS
- Coalition – CY 2022 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule
- Coalition – CY 2022 Payment Policies under the Physician Payment Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies
- AVF and SVS Comment to CMS – Transvenous Pulmonary Embolectomy NCD
AVF Advocacy in Action!
CMS has proposed 20% payment cuts to critical office-based services in the proposed Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for CY2022. The AVF is standing with you in passionately opposing these unreasonable reductions that threaten appropriate patient care.
The AVF has taken action on your behalf:
- We are collaborating with the SVS to ensure that your concerns are heard
- We have hired the Arnold & Porter firm to help us develop a strategy to respond to CMS
- We have secured a meeting between AVF leadership and CMS
- We are submitting an independent AVF response to the CMS cuts focusing on the detrimental effect on venous procedures
Please join us as we raise our collective voice for the sake of our patients!Please support these efforts with a donation to the AVF Foundation.
It’s our honor to fight on your behalf.
Antonios Gasparis – President, AVF
Harold Welch – President, AVF Foundation
Mark Iafrati – Chair, AVF Health Policy Committee