January 8, 2024
The Alliance co-signed a letter with aligned vascular and cardiology groups (American Venous Forum, Outpatient Endovascular and Interventional Society & others) to address Aetna's medical policy revision to Policy 0382 Intravascular Ultrasound, Policy 0295 Peripheral Atherectomy and Thrombectomy Devices, and Peripheral Vascular Intervention Clinical Guidelines. The letter flagged inconsistencies with medical society guidelines and current evidence and requested that the "experimental" designation for Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) for select interventions be removed.

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