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Top News

9th Circuit Rejects Arizona Medicaid’s Refusal to Cover Incontinence Briefs

The AUA and others filed an amicus brief supporting coverage of medically necessary incontinence briefs.

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State Update: MICRA Repeal to Appear on California Ballot

Controversial initiative in California advances on ballot, threatens historic medical liability reform statute.

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AUA Revises, Expands 2014 Legislative Priorities

Legislative Affairs Committee revises and expands list of federal priorities for 2014 to address the 90-day transparency rule.

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AUA Health Policy Council Changes Name to Public Policy Council

Health Policy Council renamed; new Science & Quality Council launched.

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Government Relations

AUA’s Top Priority on Agenda at Upcoming AMA House of Delegates Meeting

The American Medical Association House of Delegates convenes once again this June and one of urology’s top legislative priorities is on the agenda.

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AUA Announces Launch of Holtgrewe Legislative Fellowship Program

New fellowship program will prepare and educate residents and fellow in legislative aspects of health policy.

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Science & Quality

Learn How to Report Once for Multiple Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

If you are participating in multiple Medicare quality reporting programs in 2014, there is a new interactive Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) tool that will help you understand how to submit your quality data once and earn credit for more than one quality program.

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AUA Data Grant Program Accepting Letters of Intent

The AUA is now accepting letters of intent for its new data grant program.

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Dr. Deborah Lightner Named Chair of AUA Practice Guidelines Committee

Dr. Deborah Lightner has been named the new chair of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee. In this Q&A, learn more about her perspectives and plans for AUA guidelines.

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Regulation & Reimbursement

CMS Seeks Comment on Open Payments Process for Dispute Resolution

Issues surrounding the dispute resolution and correction process still exist even though Open Payments registration started June 1.

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Practice Management & Coding

AUA Announces 2014 PMN Innovations Award Winner

Karen Evison, R.N., M.S. received the 2014 PMN Innovations Award on behalf of Iowa Clinic P.C. for the innovative, “Be a Man, Go to the Doctor” campaign at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando. 

 

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