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New products: Holmium laser increases stone ablation volumeOther products discussed include cancer tests, an app to connect patients with specialists, a revenue management system, and more
JAC 2017: IPAB repeal, liability reform see renewed focusTwo topics of particular relevance at the 2017 Joint Advocacy Conference were IPAB repeal and medical liability reform, both of which have legislative initiatives currently gaining momentum in Congress.
Consider Choice E: Effective learning during residencyUrology resident, Nirmish Singla, MD, goes over some of the ways urologists can stay educated and informed in the infinite and dynamic curriculum that defines the medical field.
USPSTF reform: PSA at forefront of Capitol Hill hearingOrganized urology makes its case for USPSTF reform during a recent hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.
Congress seeks reform of self-referral lawA serious effort to reform the federal physician self-referral law (the Stark law) to reduce the regulatory burden imposed by the statute on medical practices is underway in Congress, and organizations representing urology are encouraging lawmakers to take action. But there is a key component of the law that the AUA and others want to be sure is not changed.
Bladder cancer surveillance: Challenges and opportunitiesIn her latest blog post, Adele M. Caruso, MSN, CRNP, discusses challenges related to bladder cancer surveillance and how they can be overcome.
AUA balances three priorities amid changing landscapeIn this interview, AUA President Richard K. Babayan, MD, discusses his goal to increase member participation in the AUA, the association’s efforts to balance three main priorities, and how the AUA will work with other organizations.
What should the AUA’s legislative priorities be?"What the AUA can do for those of us in the trenches, so to speak, is to lessen some of the regulatory burdens that have been put on us," says one urologist.
CMS halts PSA quality measure—for nowAs a result of strong opposition from organized medicine, including the AUA and patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has put on hold its development of a draft plan to penalize physicians for ordering “non-recommended” PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer.
JAC 2016 identifies opportunities for urologist engagementUrologists should never feel as though they do not or cannot influence decisions that impact their patients and profession. Martin K. Dineen, MD, shares his insighst on the latest changes in government regulations, payer policies, and how you can get involved and make a difference.