Coding. Practice expenses. Supervised Exercise Therapy. The vascular lab. Medicare reimbursement (including MACRA, MIPS, APMs and QPP). All these topics and more are part of a vascular surgeon's life and livelihood. Vascular surgery trainees interested in health policy and advocacy issues related to vascular surgery are encouraged to apply for the . Submissions are due by Oct. 31. The winner receives $1,500 to defray travel costs to Washington, D.C., to participate in Capitol Hill visits and learn more about SVS' health policy and advocacy activities.