Business of Urology

2017 tax law: Here are the changes you can expectHere is a brief overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress.
How to code for robotic cystolithotomy, diverticulectomy"When submitting an unlisted code for a procedure, you of course need to submit your documentation and we recommend a cover letter or explanation of the service including a comparative value or charge based on a similar code," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Medical field no stranger to sexual harassmentIn 2017, a flood of accusations against high-profile men in positions of power in Hollywood, the U.S. government, and the national media have focused the nation’s attention on sexual harassment and its consequences. The medical workplace is not immune from harassment, and the national conversation presents an opportunity for health care businesses to review their risk, policies, and prevention strategies.
How to form a student loan repayment strategyForming a student loan repayment strategy is not a one-size-fits-all process. What works well for a friend or colleague may not be an effective strategy for you.
When can modifier –25 be used with an E/M code?Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter address some misunderstandings involving evaluation and management coding.
Top 12 practice management articles of 2017Our most-read practice management articles covered topics including reimbursement, personal finance, and EHR fraud.
Financial planning: Your year-end ‘to do’ list"The potential GOP tax bill makes it difficult to know exactly how the landscape will look in 2018... nevertheless, there are some items you can take care of before the end of the year that can impact your 2017 taxes and overall financial plan," write Jeff Witz, CFP, and David Zemon.
Medicare final rule: Urologists’ pay set to decrease (again)In this article, we provide a summary of CPT changes for 2018, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and the final rule for the Quality Payment Program.
EHR survey: Urologists’ usage, satisfaction revealed"This survey adds to the growing body of evidence that a significant percentage of physicians, including urologists, continue to see shortcomings in their EHRs," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
If disaster strikes, is your practice prepared?A month after Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Houston-based urologist Steven Canfield, MD, says his practice is still having to reschedule operating room times to help out with the hurricane-induced OR shortage.