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Top News

Legislation Threatens Imaging in California

A new bill in the California Senate threatens to prohibit essential in-office services.

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Medicare Publishes 2012 Part B Claims Data

As Medicare payment data becomes public, it’s important for physicians to review their individual information.

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Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Delays Required Use of ICD-10

This welcome delay provides an extra year to benefit from the AUA efforts to support urologists in preparing for the code set transition. Don’t let your practice’s momentum slip away!

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Regulation & Reimbursement

How to Report Treatment of Multiple Urinary Tract Stones for Medicare Patients

CMS establishes guidance on reporting the treatment of urinary tract stones.

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MedPAC Discusses Use of Population-Based Outcome Measures, Team-Based Care, and Per-Beneficiary Payment for Primary Care

MedPAC wants to use population-based outcome measures to assess quality across Medicare payment systems, and foster a new service delivery model and payment structure for primary care.

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Government Relations

New State Law in Washington Requires Grace Period Notice for Health Plans in Exchange

Other states are expected to take legislative action to modify the grace period requirement.

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News from the Hill: Updates on AUA Activity in Washington

AUA signs letters in support of defense medical research, submits comments to Senate Subcommittee urging Senators to remain mindful of specialty shortages.

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AUA Joins Associations in Advocating to Remove Restrictions on Government Employee Travel to Meetings

AUA asks Congress to remove government employee travel restrictions to meetings.

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Practice Management & Coding

2014 Spring Challenges in Practice Management

As the medical community re-shifts as the ICD-10 deadline is pushed to 2015, practices share their concerns and areas of focus for 2014.

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Practice Management Coding Seminar Held in Tampa

Are you feeling pressure or perhaps a bit overwhelmed with regard to the increased scrutiny of coding in healthcare today?  The AUA Practice Management Department has got you covered!

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Science & Quality

Submit Your PQRS Data through an EHR Reporting Method

Utilize your EHR system to the fullest and learn more about participating in PQRS through your EHR program. Simplifying the process and saving you time may help you earn your PQRS incentive and avoid the penalty.

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AUA CRPC Guideline Panel Discussion Video Now Available

This new video will provide you with practical knowledge that will allow you to respond effectively to the needs of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Annual Meeting Policy & Advocacy Highlights

PM Conference Speakers to Provide Insights into Preventing Healthcare Workplace Violence

A urologist and a practice administrator will share survey data and personal experiences in connection with recent incidents in Western Section urology practices that resulted in loss of life and post-traumatic stress. Prepare your practice for the unthinkable at the AUA Practice Management Conference in Orlando on May 16-17, 2014.

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AUA2014 Program Highlight: AUA/AACU Health Policy Forum

Join us in Orlando for AUA2014! This year’s meeting features more education than ever before, including the AUA/AACU Health Policy Forum, featuring bestselling author Mark Leibovich.

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