Miller Vein, Metro-Detroit’s primary vein clinic, now offers patients VenaSeal™ as a treatment option for varicose veins. Jeffrey H. Miller, MD and his staff performed the first treatment in Southeast Michigan on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The VenaSeal™ closure system uses a “medical-superglue” to close diseased veins in patients with venous reflux disease.
VenaSeal™ is a variation of procedures already performed at Miller Vein. The benefits of VenaSeal™ is there is only one numbing injection, no compression stockings are needed after the procedure, and patients are able to exercise immediately.
While the underlying cause of varicose veins, venous insufficiency is considered medical; this new form of treatment is currently not covered by insurance.
The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses an exclusive medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the diseased vein, which is a risk sometimes associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective. The procedure is administered without the use of local anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.
Click here to see VenaSeal™ featured on “The Dr. Oz Show”.
August 18, 2015 – The AAPC (American Academy for Professional Coders) will require all those with a certified professional coder (CPC) credential to pass an ICD-10 proficiency exam to keep their certification by October 1, 2015.
The Miller Vein billing team successfully implemented the code set in the practice, tested with the carriers and are ready for the switch to ICD-10.
ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases. ICD-10-CM will replace International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes in all health care settings for diagnosis reporting with dates of service, or dates of discharge for inpatients, that occur on or
after October 1, 2015.
The AAPC requires all those with a CPC credential (Certified Professional Coder) to take an ICD-10 proficiency exam to keep their certification. Miller Vein’s billers, Carrie Fillar, CPC and Sharon Tierney, CPC have both passed the exam and obtained their ICD-10 certification.
August 5, 2015 – Miller Vein has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Venous Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Miller Vein has proudly remained an accredited vein clinic since 2012.
Health care organizations are held to high levels of accountability. Patients should remain cautious in making sure that their procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for many facilities it remains a voluntary process. The IAC is widely respected within the medical community and ensures patients receive quality care.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Miller Vein has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients.
IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Vascular Testing. When scheduled for a Vascular Testing procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting www.intersocietal.org/vascular/main/patients.htm
June 22, 2015- The Miller Vein team participated in the annual Myasthenia Gravis Association Golf Outing on Monday, June 22, 2015. Miller Vein sponsored a hole and had a foursome partake in the friendly competition at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
The event helps raise money for patients struggling with the neuromuscular disease. This years event raised $6,000.
June 6, 2015- Miller Vein sponsored Relay For Life of Monroe on June 6th & 7th, 2015. The event was at the Monroe County Fair Grounds, where the community came together to raise awareness and funds to end cancer.
Relay For Life helps the American Cancer Society fund cancer research, provide free information and support to patients, survivors, and caregivers, when and where they need it; and help people take steps to reduce the risk of cancer or find it early, when it is most treatable.
According to the Relay for Life Monroe website, the 2015 event hosted 74 teams, 799 participants and raised $231,759.75.
February 27, 2015 – The Novi Chamber of Commerce awards Miller Vein the Customer Service Excellence Award for 2015. The award is given to businesses that demonstrate superior service to its customers and community in a cost-effective manner, with a can-do attitude and delivers on promise, while also demonstrating a commitment to high standards of customer service through staff and customer relationships and service to the community.
The award states, “Miller Vein is Michigan’s premier varicose and spider vein treatment center and continues to grow thanks to its excellence in customer service. Miller Vein owes a great deal of its success to the many positive referrals its patients give, as the patients are so frequently impressed with the customer service and compassion they receive within Miller Vein’s medical environment. From the moment a patient calls to after their procedure, the medical team guides the patient throughout the entire experience. The Miller Vein team ensures every patient is treated like family, and their genuine acts of kindness and positive energy assure patients they are in the best hands when choosing a medical facility for their vein procedure.”
The award was presented at the Novi Chamber of Commerce “Toast of the Town” gala at The Hotel Baronette on February 27, 2015. Former WDIV-TV Meteorologist Chuck Gaidica presented the award.
January 24th, 2015 – The Miller Vein team gathered at the St. Mary’s Cultural Center in Livonia to celebrate a great 2014. The team had a nice meal and enjoyed a comedy show. The comedians were from Go Comedy! Improv Theater out of Ferndale. The comedians entertained the crowd while reenacting a day in Dr. Miller’s life. Below are some pictures from the festivities…
December 4, 2014 – Dr. Miller gave an educational lecture on vein treatment and venous insufficiency to several physicians with the Michigan Osteopathic Association- Oakland County Chapter on Thursday night.
The event was at Andiamo in Bloomfield Township. Dr. Miller discussed the physiology and pathophysiology of the venous system and venous disorders. He explained how to diagnose venous disease, the different therapies available for treating superficial reflux disorders and guidelines to provide optimal care to patients with deep vein thrombosis.