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 Health Policy Committee

  • Sean Roddy, MD, Chair
  • Shipra Arya, MD
  • Irwin Best, MD
  • Michael Curi, MD
  • Michael Dalsing, MD
  • David Deaton, MD
  • Randall DeMartino, MD
  • Robert Feezor, MD
  • Gary Gwertzman, MD
  • David Han, MD
  • Vivienne Halpern, MD
  • Glenn Jacobowitz, MD
  • Michael King, MD
  • Benjamin Lerner, MD
  • Fedor Lurie, MD
  • Matthew Mell, MD
  • Gary Seabrook, MD
  • Rita Shugart, MD
  • Matthew Sideman, MD
  • Sunita Srivastava, MD
  • Michael Sutherland, MD
  • Michael Vasquez, MD
  • Grayson Wheatley, MD
  • Pam Phillips, Staff Liaison 

Scope of Work

  • Oversee Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) health policy activities, including all federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting vascular surgery and the Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee


  • Determine SVS positions on legislative/regulatory issues that have an impact on vascular surgeons and their patients
  • Monitor and participate in advocacy/communications efforts for Medicare physician payment reform that benefits vascular surgery, including the removal of the Sustainable Growth Rate formula
  • Monitor and participate in advocacy/communications efforts for overall health care reform implementation that benefits vascular surgery, which includes removing barriers to AAA screening, averting additional cuts to ultrasound screening, repealing IPAB and supporting comprehensive medical liability reform
  • Monitor and participate in federal advocacy efforts for sonographer credentialing
  • Review comments on regulatory issues before they are submitted to CMS
  • Coordinate with other committees such as the Quality and Performance Measures Committee when needed
  • Annually review health policy and government relations section of VascularWeb and advise staff on content

Reporting Subcommittee

Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee
  • Participate in RUC and CPT Editorial Panel meetings, representing the interests of vascular surgeons
  • Comment on administrative actions such as NCCI edits, national and local coverage decisions
  • Provide content and faculty for SVS education efforts on coding and reimbursement
  • Report on actions during Health Policy Committee conference calls

Updated August 2013

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