Health Policy urology

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.
Urologist work force retirement study sounds alarmMore than one-fourth of the U.S. urologist work force plans to retire in next 5 years, according to a new study looking at the near-term impact of retirement on the specialty.
What urologists can learn from orthopods: Understanding bundled payments
Feds flex regulatory muscle on health care mergers, board authority
MACRA proposed rule brings new decisionsUrologists and other physicians who serve Medicare patients face some new decisions now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed new regulations implementing last year’s fee schedule reform law, while also replacing the existing meaningful use program with a more flexible approach to technology and electronic health records.
Sorry, not sorry: Medicine’s apology dilemma evolves
Sorry, not sorry: Medicine’s apology dilemma evolves“Few physicians are familiar with apology law and even fewer understand the significance,” said Patrick McKenna, MD, chief of the division of pediatric urology at American Family Children’s Hospital and professor of urology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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.
MACRA pay models: What you can expectIn a series of articles this year, Robert A. Dowling, MD, will examine what you need to know about the law, what the CMS proposed rule for implementation implies for the near and long-term future, and—when it is issued later this year—what the final rule means to your urology practice.