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HVA Recertification Criteria

 

 

 

HVA RECERTIFICATION CRITERIA

 

1.       Recertification applicants must be actively performing interventional procedures.

 

2.       Effective January 1, 2014, Recertification applications may be submitted six (6) months before or up to six (6) months after the initial five (5) year certification expiration date.

 

3.       If a recertification application is not submitted within six (6) months of the original certification expiration date, a new certification application and corresponding fee will be required to reinstate certification.

 

4.       Recertification in HVA procedures will be granted for five (5) years and begins on the original certification anniversary date no matter when the recertification application is submitted and approved by ASDIN.

 

5.   Applicants must be currently Board certified in Surgery, Radiology, or Nephrology.

 

6.   Applicants may apply for recertification in HVA procedures in either Broad Category or Hemodialysis Catheter-Only Category.  Each applicant must provide verification that the following minimum procedures have been performed by him/her in the past 24 months.

    

       I. Broad Category:

A)    25 hemodialysis catheter placements (These may be tunneled or non-tunneled and they may be de novo placements and exchanges). A copy of the procedure note must be provided for review for 5 of these cases.

 

B)    50 endovascular procedures (including 12 thrombectomy procedures on either a fistula or graft). A copy of the procedure note must be provided for review for 5 of these cases.

 

II. Hemodialysis Catheters Only Category:

 A)   25 hemodialysis catheter placements (These may be tunneled or non-tunneled and they may be de novo placements and exchanges). A copy of the procedure note must be provided for review for 5 of these cases.

 

7.    If applicant holds endorsement of any combination of the three advanced procedures associated with Broad Category HVA certification, the following will be required to continue that endorsement.  Each applicant must provide verification that the following minimum procedures have been performed by him/her in the past 24 months:

        A) 5 Endovascular stent placements.  A copy of the procedure note must be provided for review for 3 of these cases.

        B) 5 Obliteration of accessory veins (fistula side branches).  A copy of the procedure not must be provided for review for 3 of these cases.

        C) 5 Subcutaneous port placements.  A copy of the procedure note must be provided for review for 3 of these cases.

 

8.   Advanced Procedures (Optional) - Applicant may add the following advanced procedures at the time of recertification:

         Endovascular Stent Placement

         Obliteration of Accessory Veins

         Subcutaneous Port Placement

 

9.   Applicants must provide documentation of seven (7) hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) in vascular medicine, hemodialysis access, or interventional procedures obtained within the past 3 years.

 

10.    Applicants must provide documentation of current CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) in the past 24 months including documentation of radiation safety. A review of personal complication rates for interventional procedures or minutes of CQI meetings, reporting of fluoroscopy time, or CME in radiation safety are examples of data that would satisfy this requirement.  Suggestion: Complication rate can be tracked on the case log form.

 

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