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Palm Vascular Centers CEO Announces ACO Participation and New Uterine Fibroid Treatment


Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/17/2015 -- Palm Vascular Centers CEO, Eric Rogers, announced that the medical center will be a participant in the PremiereMD Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Rogers made the announcement during PremiereMD's regional event. The partnership will save money for Medicare, increase revenues and provide augmented quality of care for patients. The medical facility is a leader in vascular services and the innovative UFE treatment , uterine fibroid embolization.

"Palm Vascular Centers offers two state-of-the-art vascular outpatient centers that are equipped with the latest technology, 11 of the highest trained vascular specialists, and concierge services to treat your patients all while reducing costs by up to 50 percent," said Rogers

ACO members are paid half of the overall revenue that the entire group saves Medicare and shares in funds that are saved on treatment. If member practices saved Medicare $1 million in 2015 over what Medicare previously spent on treating patients in 2014, then $500,000 would be dispensed amongst the ACO members.

By using PVC for their vascular care, the ACO saves roughly between 40-50 percent over having those patients treated in the hospital, while receiving the higher quality of services that comes with using Palm Vascular Centers. Reimbursements are bound to quality of care and reductions in overall healthcare costs to Medicare.

Those savings are particularly important when treating patients with uterine fibroids . When fibroids must be removed, many physicians traditionally excise them surgically by performing a hysterectomy or myomectomy. It's an invasive process that requires a hospital stay, increases risk factors for patients, destroys reproductive ability and triggers premature menopause.

Uterine fibroid embolization is an innovative, minimally-invasive treatment that shrinks and destroys fibroid tissue while preserving fertility. The out-patient procedure is safe and effective, requires approximately an hour to perform, and doesn't initiate premature menopause. It works by softening fibroids to alleviate symptoms.

UFE provides a unique alternative to a hysterectomy and is especially beneficial for women who may be poor surgical candidates due to anemia, bleeding disorders and obesity. Dr. Linda Hughes is Broward County's only female physician offering UFE and is available through Palm Vascular Centers.

The decision for Palm Vascular Centers to participate as part of the PremiereMD Accountable Care Organization provides increased quality and continuity of care for patients, and improved profitability as an ACO member. The combination of UFE for treating fibroids , minimally invasive vascular techniques and a wide range of medical services has established Palm Vascular Centers as a leader in healthcare.

Located at 3109 Stirling Rd., Suite 100 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, more information can be obtained by calling 954-315-2000 or by visiting Palm Vascular Centers online.

About Palm Vascular Centers
Palm Vascular Centers specializes in the care of vascular disease using innovative approaches that rely on safe and effective minimally invasive techniques. We offer the latest treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), pain management, and a range of other medical services that include treatment for uterine fibroids.

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