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Senate Passes SGR Patch, Postpones ICD-10 Implementation

On March 31, the Senate gave final approval to H.R. 4302 that patches the SGR and postpones ICD-10 implementation. The bill now heads to the White House for President Obama's signature into law.

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Physician Q&A: 2014 NQF Annual Conference


Hear an insider’s take on the recent National Quality Forum (NQF) annual conference (Making Sense of Quality Data for Patients, Providers, and Payers) from AUA representative John L. Gore, MD, MSHS, FACS.

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2014 Quality Improvement Summit Information Now Available

Not able to attend the 2014 Quality Improvement Summit? Resources from the event are now available for your use.

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Regulation & Reimbursement

MedPAC Releases March 2014 Report to Congress

This year’s report builds on previous recommendations for SGR repeal and payment neutrality across outpatient departments and physician offices.

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Science & Quality

Help the AUA Participate in Choosing Wisely: New Resources to Provide Assistance

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. New Choosing Wisely videos may help spur ideas for recommendations.

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AUA Physicians Represent Urology on AMA-PCPI Committees


Two Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) members represent the AUA at the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement to ensure development of meaningful measures for urologists.

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AQUA Registry Embarks on Design Phase

AQUA Registry design phase underway with onboarding of participant sites

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Government Relations

Joint Advocacy Conference 2014: Ruminations and Highlights


Not engaged in the national healthcare discussion yet? Really? Perhaps it’s time.

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Practice Management & Coding

Practice Management Conducts Customized Coding Seminar for Kentucky Urologists

Personalized training of physicians, coders and billers is available from the AUA Coding Hotline staff.

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Annual Meeting Policy & Advocacy Highlights

Rosemarie Nelson Opens the 2014 PM Conference with Advice on Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2)

Is 2014 the year you must begin Meaningful Use Stage 2? Get a comprehensive overview and specific advice on Clinical Quality Measures at the PM Conference in Orlando on May 16-17, 2014.

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AUA2014 Program Spotlight: Patient Safety Education Program

Join us in Orlando for AUA2014! This year’s meeting features more education than ever before, including a robust Health Policy and Science & Quality program.

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