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Furthering the education and exchange of information within the peripheral vascular disease interventional cardiology community

The latest in news, publications, and educational offerings addressing peripheral artery disease, chronic limb-threatening ischemia, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, carotid disease intervention, and more.

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From Government Relations

EviCore Releases Update to Peripheral Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Policy Effective July 1, 2024

EviCore has released an update to their peripheral IVUS policy that has been used by Aetna to pre-authorize peripheral services since September 1, 2023. SCAI has worked with ACC, SIR, AVLS, and SVS to advocate with EviCore for changes to their guidelines.  

The new guidelines, effective July 1, 2024, change the peripheral IVUS policy from not routinely medically necessary to being allowed for critical limb ischemia, and claudication in absence of pre-procedural imaging for aortic bifurcation and iliac arteries and femoral-popliteal arteries.  

SCAI has continued to advocate for broader IVUS policies and applauds EviCore’s decision to expand their policy guidelines. SCAI will continue to advocate for coverage of peripheral interventions. 

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JSCAI

From Publications

Home to all SCAI's clinical guidelines, expert consensus documents, and position statements, JSCAI is your essential resource for advancing interventional practice.

JSCAI publishes the latest clinical research, first-in-human studies, and other original research on interventional therapies, diagnostic modalities, and innovations in treating vascular disease.

The JSCAI Peripheral Collection of recently published articles addresses peripheral artery disease, chronic limb-threatening ischemia, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and more.

Submit a Case or Cardio Quiz

From Clinical Practice

In clinical practice, decisions are not always clear-cut. Sharing your case as a recording or cardio quiz helps other practitioners develop their critical thinking skills and keep up-to-date. 

Find out more about the processes to follow to ensure that your case or quiz submission is successful. 

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Vascular Disease Council

From Leadership

Representing the interests of fellow members and patients, SCAI's councils are responsible for developing the strategy that drives the Society's programs. 

They are an opportunity to get more involved in SCAI's work, continue your professional development and network. 


 

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