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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

July 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Annual Meeting: Act Now – before the block sells out!

It’s just a few short weeks until we meet up in Orlando and we have put together some special programs to welcome you home – our Annual Meeting is the place for top national speakers and where your family comes to all the social events. We have had record submissions for our research and quality improvement competitions. Dr. Subha Raman will be giving the Irwin Callen Lectureship on Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology and Dr. William Boden will be updating us on the Management of Ischemic Heart Disease. Click here to view the entire agenda and here to register. Don’t forget the President’s Celebration and the new fireworks show at EPCOT!

Spain Preceptorship 2022

We have recently returned from another successful trip to Madrid where the Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia hosted members of the Florida ACC. The SEC graciously hosted us at their Heart House and updated us on how they are emerging from the pandemic and returning to chapter activities. Hear what two of our members had to say:

My hospital day at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid was great. Dr. Topez Fernandez was very generous spending lots of time showing all their program. Spent most of the day looking at their structure in cardio-oncology, sharing some of their clinical activities, and was able to look at their current databases and ICI registry, discussing current and future collaborations, and meeting with doctors involved in cardio oncology. Great experience, great model for stimulating exchanges with different hospitals and learning about different hospital systems, their strengths, and challenges. Dr. Diego Sadler

This is the first time I’ve been able to experience an international hospital visit. Dr. Fernando Arribas took us on a wonderfully informative tour of the Hospital in Madrid and explained all their nuances of healthcare from a cardiologist’s standpoint. He explained the Spanish healthcare system. It’s very interesting to see the similarities and differences in the Spanish system versus the US system. As it is socialized, he explained that people were given the best healthcare possible; very similar to what we practice here. The hospital was very minimalistic in decor but the cardiac equipment was very similar to what we have in the US. The people were lovely and we look forward to meeting with them again! Dr. Rachel Eidelman

Please think about making the trip next summer!

Best regards,

David Winchester, MD, MS, FACC

President, Florida Chapter ACC


 

The Florida 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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