Health Policy urology

MedPAC advocates for MIPS terminationIf members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission have their way, the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System will be sent into oblivion, never to be heard of again.
Senate takes aim at pharmacy benefit managers’ role in rising drug costsA recently proposed bill “offers transparency measures that provide stakeholders further elucidation of how money moves through the pharmaceutical supply chain,” writes the AACU’s Brian Henderson.
Statewide tests on the role of MOC multiply
AUA’s USPSTF reform efforts continueThe AUA is continuing its efforts to aggressively come to the defense of PSA screening, a simple test that has been under siege by federal government regulators who have essentially flunked it as a routine procedure for assessing prostate health.
Can urologists find gold in Advanced APMs?
Urology-specific quality measures are comingTwo electronic Clinical Quality Measures will help urologists report on prostate and bladder cancer care.
Quality initiatives: How to participate—and benefitChanges in health care have made quality improvement (QI) program participation more than a good idea. Today, QI activities are part of the alphabet soup of regulations impacting provider pay.
A snapshot of recent urology QI programsQuality improvement programs address all aspects of care and care delivery. Here are a few programs that impact urology, all of which were presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Specialty groups make health reform pitchAs the Republican-led Congress wrestles with the daunting challenge of developing comprehensive health care legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, specialty organizations—including those representing urology—are working to influence the ultimate outcome.
Burnout: How can it be prevented?In this interview, Raj S. Pruthi, MD, discusses the factors behind burnout and steps that can be taken to address and prevent it.