SIR Webinars and SIR Foundation Web Presentation
Enhance your knowledge by attending an SIR webinar. Interact with
faculty experts through question and answer discussions and after the
event receive free online access to the recorded program. Programs are
accessible via PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android mobile
Registration includes one site license; have as many people attend that can fit in your conference room or log in from the comfort of your home or office. All you need to participate is a computer with high-speed Internet access to view the program and computer speakers or a phone to hear the audio presentation.
2013 SIR Coding and Payment Update Webinar
Original air date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The on demand version to come soon, please check the SIR Learning Center.
This online educational program will provide a comprehensive overview
of changes that have taken place for 2013 in common interventional
radiology codes and suggested coding practices. Attendees can interact
live with faculty through Q&A discussions and after the event will
receive free online access to the recorded program.
This Webinar serves as an accompaniment to the annual online SIR coding update available FREE to members and for purchase to nonmembers ($249). 2013 Interventional Radiology Coding Update features include:
- New and revised 2013 Interventional Radiology codes
- Frequently asked questions
- Individual coverage request sample letters
- Sample 2013 charge sheets
After participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
- Summarize the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) process and how Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) valuation is accomplished for new codes
- Cite new CPT codes for 2013, including thoracentesis, cervicocerbral angiography, thrombolysis and foreign body retrieval codes.
- Relate coding case-studies and clinical scenarios for common presentations and procedures
- Describe bundling of radiological supervision and interpretation
Katharine L. Krol, M.D., FSIR (ret) (Member, AMA CPT Editorial Panel)
Jorge A. Leon, M.D., Regions Hospital/St. Paul Radiology, Saint Paul, Min.
Timothy L. Swan, M.D., FACR, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wis.
Gerald A. Niedzwiecki, M.D., FSIR, Advanced Imaging & Interventional Institute, Clearwater, Fla.
SIR is grateful for the support of McKesson.
SIR Foundation Offers Free On-demand Research Web Presentation
SIR Foundation is offering free of charge for SIR members a web presentation that covers comparative effectiveness research, evidence-based medicine and their relationship to interventional radiology. Learners will become familiar with how to search the medical literature and will also understand what evidence-based research is and why it is important to use in their practice when making treatment decisions. To view the presentation, visit the SIR Learning Center and enter your SIR login information.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.
The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this enduring
material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, Professor of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Current Status of Locoregional Liver Therapy: An Evidence-based Review
This live webinar originally aired on October 3, 2012. The on-demand content is now available on the SIR Learning Center.
This online educational program will provide an overview of issues in the management of venous insufficiency patients. The discussion will consist of how incompetent perforating veins should be treated, treating venous insufficiency prior to DVT and how pelvic venous insufficiency must be dealt with in patients with lower-extremity venous insufficiency. Program is approximately 90 minutes.
- Daniel B. Brown, M.D., FSIR, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn.
- Robert J. Lewandowski, M.D., FSIR, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
- Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D., University of Miami/Jackson
Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.
Steven C. Rose, M.D., FSIR, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.
Charles W. Nutting, D.O., FSIR, Radiology Imaging Associates, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Renal Artery Stenosis: What's new?
This live webinar originally aired on November 14, 2012. The
on-demand content is now available on the SIR Learning Center.
Beyond essential hypertension, renal artery stenosis (RAS) can cause hypertension. This can present as fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in the young patient and in the elderly, which can be caused by atherosclerotic disease. Treatment for FMD has been typically angioplasty while for ostial atherosclerotic disease it has been stent placement. This webinar will discuss the new advances of treatment for both of these diseases. In addition, a discussion will focus on the use of renal sympathectomy for treatment of non-lesional renal hypertension. Program is approximately 90 minutes.
- Robert A. Lookstein, M.D., FSIR, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y.
- Sanjay Misra, M.D., FSIR, Mayo Clinic & Foundation, Rochester, Minn.
- Dheeraj K. Rajan, M.D., FRCPC, FSIR, University Health Network,
Toronto, Ont., Canada
Bret N. Wiechmann, M.D., FSIR, Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Gainesville, Fla.
Complex Issues in the Management of Venous Insufficiency Patients
This webinar has taken place, please check the SIR Learning Center for its on-demand content coming soon.
This live, online educational program will provide an overview of issues in the management of venous insufficiency patients. Attendees can interact live with faculty through Q&A discussions and after the event will receive free online access to the recorded program. Live attendees can access the program via a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android mobile device. The discussion will consist of how incompetent perforating veins should be treated, treating venous insufficiency prior to DVT and how pelvic venous insufficiency must be dealt with in patients with lower-extremity venous insufficiency.
During the live, online program attendees can interact with faculty through Q&A discussions and after the event will receive free online access to the recorded program. Live attendees can access the program via a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android mobile device.
- Neil M. Khilnani, M.D., Cornell Vascular, New York, N.Y.
- Chieh-Min Fan, M.D., FSIR, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
- Melvin Rosenblatt, M.D., Connecticut Image Guided Therapy, New
Keith M. Sterling, M.D., FSIR, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va.
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