VCSS and PRO for Beginners [CME] (CONG2014-41)

This course includes the following:


Why Do Vein Physicians Need to Use Patient Assessment Tools: PRO and VCSS?
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

VCSS Made Simple
Michael Vasquez, MD, FACS, RVT

What Are the Various PROs?
Michael Vasquez, MD, FACS, RVT

What Should I Start Doing Now? What Would Work Best with My Practice
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh

Current Status of Venous Registries in the US
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVM

QIO Documentation and Insurance: What Does the Future Hold?
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPh

Question and Answer
All Faculty


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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Discriminate between tools to monitor disease severity and treatment outcomes.
  2. Describe the importance of data collection and outcomes reporting.
  3. Prioritize documentation strategies to optimize outcomes reporting.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Carl Black, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMPlanner; SpeakerNonen/a
Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Marlin Schul, MD, MBA, RVT, FACPhModerator; Speaker


Vein Directory



Daiichi Sankyo


Investigator; Speaker






Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Michael Vasquez, MD, FACS, RVTSpeaker

BTG International


Principal Investigator; Consultant

Principal Investigator

Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in May 2017.

Available Credit

  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 Attendance


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