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ADVOCACY ALERT

Add your voice to the combined advocacy effort against reductions in CV codes, particularly ablation procedures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced its CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule that will:

  • Drastically reduce reimbursement for SVT, VT, and AF ablations (codes 93653, 93654, and 93656)
  • Maintain reduced values for add-on codes to ablate arrhythmias (code 93655) and treat AF ablation (code 93657)

FCACC and ACC do not agree with or accept these proposed reductions and will continue advocating aggressively with our sister societies against their enactment, which is scheduled for January 1, 2023. Utilize ACC's Action Alert system (Action Alerts - American College of Cardiology (acc.org) to share your opposition to these reductions through comments to the Agency before the comment period closes September 6.

President's Message

may 2021

Hello Virginia ACC Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well.

ACC.22 Scientific Sessions - It was great to get back to in-person ACC meetings in Washington, DC. I’m glad many of us could connect at the Virginia Chapter social hour. It was an excellent meeting, filled with participation from fellow Virginia members. Remember to mark your calendars for next year for ACC.23 in New Orleans taking place March 4-6.

We want to congratulate our colleagues who were recognized as new fellows (FACC) and associates (AACC) of the American College of Cardiology!

Kelby Biven, PA-C, AACC

Linda Lee Hart, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FACC

Jennifer L Retikis, FNP-BC, AACC

Olabisi Akanbi, MBBS, FACC

Andrew Bradley, MD, FACC

Arijit Chanda, MD, FACC

Vikaas Kataria, MD, FACC

Ahsan Jafir, DO, FACC

Qasim Malik, MD, FACC

Hetal H Mehta, MD, FACC

Keyur K Mehta, MD, FACC

Seth Meltzer, MD, FACC

Aaron M. Schatz, MD, FACC

Rebecca Seifried, DO, FACC

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You are invited to attend the VCSQI Summer Quarterly meeting. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: June 2, 2022 

Time: 5:30 PM EDT

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Thank you all for your commitment to the Virginia Chapter and please enjoy a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Best,

Evan Ownby, MD, FACC

President, Virginia Chapter ACC 


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VCACC is proud be the official international exchange partner with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). Above, VCACC members participate in the BCS Virtual Annual Meeting.

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VIRGINIA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

Our purpose is to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases, and to foster the highest professional ethical standards.
 

The Virginia Chapter ACC supports the American College of Cardiology’s statement of support for the Ukrainian people; see this link for the full statement.



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