The American College of Phlebology is the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.
As the industry’s leading experts, the ACP seeks to improve the standards of medical practitioners, the quality of patient care and the level of assistance practitioners can access. Health professionals can use the ACP as a forum to exchange medical knowledge, access one-on-one, group and online training, accredited continuing medical education (CME) or access resources to help with practice and patient management.
The ACP is comprised of 2,000 vein care professionals, setting the pace and direction for the growth of the field of phlebology.
The Leading Advocate for the Field of Vein Care
Since its inception, the ACP has been the leading advocate for quality care, standards of practice and recognition of phlebology as a specialty. As a direct result of initiatives undertaken by the ACP, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) now recognize phlebology as a self-designated specialty. As a representative to the AMA House of Delegates since 2008, the ACP has a direct voice on the floor of the AMA and in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations. The ACP also has a direct influence in appointments to the CPT coding committee, the Residency Review Committee, and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF).
The ACP has worked with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) to develop standards of care in the field through a certification exam based on ABMS standards, as well as the development of The Fundamental of Phlebology textbook and guideline documents for the treatment of various venous disease conditions.