This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Nationwide Trends of Catheter-Directed Therapy Utilization for Treatment of Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis in Medicare Beneficiaries". This is a retrospective study of Medicare administrative claims data dating from 2007-2017, specifically examining International Classification of Diseases (ICDs) for acute or chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The authors then examined two procedural services: percutaneous transluminal thrombectomy and venous infusion for thrombolysis.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in treatment options for acute and chronic deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to:
- Discuss trends of interventional therapies for acute or chronic DVT.
- Describe the changing landscape over time of providers performing interventional procedures for DVT.
- Understand marketshare of radiologists in the DVT intervention space.
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Elizabeth Von Ende
Edward L. Gayou
Mina S. Makary
Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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 (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved October 1, 2021. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.