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October 1, 2013
The essential resource for your practice
Volume XXI, Number 10
Table of Contents
SGR Repeal Remains Hot Topic on Hill
Health Insurance Marketplaces Enter Open Enrollment Today
Surgical Quality Alliance Meeting Focuses on Medical Homes, Alternative Payment Models
What You Should Know about PQRS: Preventive Care Measures Group
New Senate Resolution Calls for USPSTF to Reconsider PSA Recommendations
Change in Claim Adjustment Reason Codes / Remittance Advice Remark Codes
CMS Launches PQRS Listserv
It’s Election Season, Again!
Q&A: Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy after Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline
Save the Date: AUA Quality Improvement Summit
New CMS 1500 Claim Forms Available January 2014
Coding Corner: New HCPCS Code for Zoledronic Acid
Gallagher Health Policy Scholar: Application Deadline October 18
Pennsylvania Proposes “Private Sector Driven” Medicaid Expansion
Changes Regarding Access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES
Modifier 59 May Not Be the Correct Modifier To Use
Humana to Require Lab Results Data Sharing
AHRQ Releases Toolkit to Help Practices Track, Report and Follow Up with Patients


Save the Date: AUA Quality Improvement Summit

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, the AUA will host its inaugural Quality Improvement Summit focused on prostate needle biopsy complications. This exciting and informative new initiative is part of the AUA’s effort to strengthen the patient safety and quality improvement resources and education it offers to its members. The Summit will take place at the AUA headquarters in Linthicum, MD.

The focus of the summit is on reducing complications associated with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) prostate biopsies. The agenda is being finalized and nationally recognized speakers are being secured. Registration for  the summit is free and CME will be available.

For more information about the summit, contact New details about the Summit, including registration information, will be posted on the AUA’s website as they are available.