Business of Urology

Telemedicine: Reimbursement in fee-for-service, quality modelsThe provision of health care via technology and without direct eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact is an area of growing interest in the U.S. It is also an area of great concern. One of the key conundrums surrounding telemedicine is the when, how, and what to pay for the service.
Value-based pay in 2017: Where does urology fit?Value-based payment models tend to fall into three general categories: shared savings programs, capitation models, and episode-of-care models. In this article, Robert A. Dowling, MD, reviews the current landscape of these payment models, including public and private-sector models that may serve as examples for urology.
How to prosper, survive during sky-high marketsWith the U.S. stock market reaching record highs, it’s important to know how to prepare for an eventual fall. Plus, tax credits may be available for tuition payers.
MedPAC proposals seek to mitigate Part B spending
Established patient return visits: How to avoid a denial
From seller to buyer: Tips for a smooth transitionNeil Baum, MD, and Randy Bauman discuss their tips to making the transition from practice seller to buyer as seamless as possible to keep patient retention rates high.
Planning for retirement: How much is enough?When trying to determine how much is enough when saving for retirement, there are many elements that must be considered. Plus, weigh these pros and cons when deciding how long to receive payments from an immediate annuity.
OIG targets IMRT, chronic care payments in 2017Each year, the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services publishes a summary of its activities and a work plan for the coming year. What follows is a summary of new topics in the FY2017 work plan that may be of interest to urologists.
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
Selling your practice: How to determine its valueThis article will discuss the concept of practice valuation and how to go from abstraction to dollars or how to make dollars and “cents” of the process of putting a dollar value on a urologic practice.