Business of Urology

How your practice can avoid medical necessity denialsThe practical application of medical necessity has taken many forms, and in this increasingly complex world of health care, understanding these applications has become a critical component of your business.
How often should beneficiaries be reviewed?Following some basic guidelines will ensure the beneficiary designations you make are accurate and up to date.
How will quality be measured under MIPS?In this article, Robert A. Dowling, MD, describes what urologists need to know about the Quality category of MIPS and nuances of the scoring methodology.
How to choose the right investment strategy"Determining what to invest in should be based primarily on the needs, temperament, and available resources of each individual or family," write Jeff Witz, CFP, and David Zemon.
How to charge for E&M services, procedure on same dateIn this "Coding Q&A," the Painters also answer a question regarding coding for sling and cystocele repair with mesh repair.
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