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Top News

Anti-Imaging Self-Referral Bill Fails in CA Senate Committee

IOASE bill, California Senate Bill 1215 failed to advance from committee, signaling a legislative victory for California urologists.

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AUA Suggests Core Measure Set for Urology

View the AUA’s comment letter responding to CMS’s request for help developing a PQRS measure list for urology.

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Practice Management Offers Updated HIPAA Privacy and Security Manuals for Urology Practices

Are you overseeing your HIPAA compliance efforts with outdated Privacy and Security Manuals? The AUA can help bring you up to date with the latest expectations of HIPAA auditors.

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Government Relations

News from the Hill: Updates on AUA Activity in Washington

AUA sends letter to MedPAC in support of targeted PSA-based screening, submits AMA House of Delegates resolution on the USPSTF.

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Science & Quality

Updated AUA Guidelines At-A-Glance App to Debut at Annual Meeting 2014

The AUA’s clinical practice guidelines are available at your fingertips! Clinicians and healthcare providers at all stages of their careers can benefit from this innovative, evidence-based quality educational opportunity.

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2014 PQRS Toolkit Now Available

Check out the AUA’s 2014 PQRS Toolkit, designed to provide useful information to help urologists successfully participate in CMS’s Physician Quality Reporting System.

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2013 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data Now Available

Curious if you reported to PQRS successfully in 2013? Interim claims feedback data is now available to help you assess your success.

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The New AUA Annual Census: How Data Will Be Used

Curious about the new AUA Census and how the data will be used? Learn more.

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Science & Quality Committees Collaborate with Other Specialty Societies

The AUA’s Practice Guideline Committee (PGC) and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee are pursuing several collaborative efforts with other specialty societies in the areas of guideline and measure development.

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FPO: AUA Welcomes New Science and Quality Executive Coordinator

New Executive Coordinator will provide management and project coordination, executive support.


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Practice Management

Survey identifies Independent Practice Challenges

A recent survey to independent practices explores specific management concerns and highlights AUA resources that support solo urologists in their business operations.

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Evaluation & Management: How Sick is Sick?

Recently, AUA Coding Hotline staff had the opportunity to attend an Evaluation & Management (E&M) Coding Workshop focusing on medical necessity as a driver of code levels. The question answered at the by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) workshop was simply stated:  “How sick is sick”? 

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Practice Management Welcomes New Outreach Manager

New Outreach Manager brings experience in physician practice issues, strategic partnerships.

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Regulation & Reimbursement

Will the Value-Based Modifier (VM) Impact Your Medicare Reimbursement?

Are you familiar with the value-based modifier (VM) or the Physician Value-Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System? These are not new programs, but CMS is applying them to more providers every year. Find out more about them and how they may affect your reimbursements.

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Annual Meeting Policy & Advocacy Highlights

AUA2014 Program Highlights: Health Policy Forum, Patient Safety and New 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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