STS News - Summer 2016

In this issue, read about results of TAVR in intermediate-risk patients, U.S. News credit for STS National Database public reporting, hospital employment and compensation models, how to maximize reimbursement, and more.

President's Column: Knowledge Starts With Good Data

As surgeons, we are on an eternal quest to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The questions we ask ourselves include: Should we perform an invasive procedure or can we use a minimally invasive approach? Which valve do we use? Which access point is the best?

Executive Director's Column: On Budget

Summer is here in full force, and so is budget season at STS. Although budgeting probably is not a favorite task for most, it is critically important to the Society’s operational and financial success.