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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


New Senate Resolution Calls for USPSTF to Reconsider PSA Recommendations

On September 23, 2013, Senator Jeff B. Sessions (R-AL) introduced a new Senate resolution, S. Res. 251, calling for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to reconsider its 2012 recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer. S. Res. 251 urges the USPSTF to consult and engage with urologists and oncologists in re-evaluating its recommendations, and to identify key areas of research into methods of diagnosing – and treating – prostate cancer. The AUA is working as a partner with ZERO to promote this resolution to lawmakers.

The AUA is working with Senator Sessions on this resolution and he has asked our members to contact their Senators and urge them to become a co-sponsor of this important resolution. Click here for more information.