SVU Open Forum

Advocacy Matters

By Kelly Byrnes, FSVU, RVT, BS posted Mon January 02, 2017 04:06:20 PM


Welcome to my blog! As the incoming Chair of the Advocacy committee, my goal is to learn as much as I can about the matters or issues facing the vascular community. The blog is my way of sharing what I have learned. In order to advocate, or support a particular cause or policy, I need to hear from you! 

Each month, I will introduce a topic related to Advocacy. January's topic is "Reimbursement". Some questions I will attempt to answer are:

  • What is an APC?
  • What changes were made to HOPPS APC? How does that affect our reimbursement?
  • What happened to code 93965? G0389/76706?
  • What is an LCD? How do I find my LCD?
  • What is Coding Advisor?

Some of the other topics we will explore throughout the year include:

  • Scope of Practice
  • OSHA-Ergonomics
  • State Licensure
  • Credentialing
  • Accreditation
  • Advanced Practice

If you have an idea for my blog, let me know. If it has to do with advocacy, it matters to me!