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Urology Floods Capitol Hill at Annual Joint Advocacy Conference

Advocating on behalf of urology, urologists met with more than 300 elected officials on Capitol Hill during the 9th annual AUA/AACU Urology Joint Advocacy Conference.

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Dr. J. Stuart Wolf, Jr. Named First Science and Quality Council Chair

The AUA Board of Directors has approved J. Stuart Wolf, MD, FACS, as chair of its newly created Science & Quality (S&Q) Council. This new Council will provide dedicated staff, resources and physician oversight to data projects, guideline initiatives and quality activities.

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The New AUA Annual Census: A Key Survey of Your Profession

New AUA initiative will provide specialty-wide statistics on urologists and their practices.

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Submit Your Suggestions for Choosing Wisely

The AUA will participate in Choosing Wisely again and requests member input. All are welcome to submit their suggestions on how to reduce overuse in urology as well as promote conversations between physicians and patients.

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Government Relations

SGR Repeal gets House Vote

House votes on the SGR repeal bill with the individual mandate as the offset. Eyes are now on the Senate.

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JAC Features Key Congressional Leaders

The 9th Annual Urology Joint Advocacy Conference included presentations from key leaders on Capitol Hill.

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Practice Management & Coding

Coding Corner: CMS Administrator Confirms ICD-10 Transition Will Occur in October, Must-Have ICD-10 Tools for Your Practice

CMS has confirmed that ICD-10 will transition on schedule this fall. Is your practice ready?

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Regulation & Reimbursement

MedPAC Revisits Least Costly Alternative Policies to Support Medicare Payment Policy Based on Comparative Evidence

Payment for new services and drugs that treat the same condition and produce the same outcome may be determined by comparative clinical evidence.

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Science & Quality

AUA Submits Comments to CMS on Physician Compare

Review the AUA’s recent letter to CMS on Physician Compare, a website designed to provide physician information to healthcare consumers as well as to serve as an incentive to providers to improve their performance.

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Annual Meeting Policy & Advocacy Highlights

AUA2014 Health Policy Programming Highlight: New Clinical Guidelines

Join us in Orlando for AUA2014! This year’s meeting features more education than ever before, including a robust health policy program.

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Daigrepont to Speak on Social Media and Patient Portals at PM Conference

Learn about compliant healthcare social media and effective patient portals at the Practice Management Conference in Orlando on May 16-17, 2014.

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Don’t Miss the Health Policy Forum at AUA2014

Thinking like a Washington insider can help you understand the politics behind key health policy decisions. Members of the media know all the prominent names in the field and seek to become leading experts on Washington policy and politics. Don’t miss your chance to hear these Washington insiders at this year’s AUA/AACU Health Policy Forum!

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