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Register Now for Open Payments and Download Mobile App

How you can prepare for the next stage of Open Payments, also known as the “Physicians Payment Sunshine Act.”

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AUA RUC Survey Request: Laparoscopic Removal of Lymph Node CPT Codes

The AUA will be sending an email to a random sample of AUA members encouraging their participation in the RUC survey process on two laparoscopic removal of lymph node CPT codes.

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Burwell Takes Reins of HHS Following Senate Confirmation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell brings experience in both the public and private sectors to new position at HHS.

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Government Relations

State Update: Wisconsin Passes Legislation to Protect Patient-Physician Relationship

Wisconsin becomes the latest state to pass apology legislation, protecting the ability of physicians to communicate with and comfort patients in times of crisis.

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Science & Quality

FDA Announces New Supplement Warnings

Protect your patients by knowing the latest FDA sexual enhancement supplement notices.

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Meet the New Vice Chair of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee

Dr. S. Duke Herrell named vice chair of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee.

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Regulation & Reimbursement

CMS and ONC Issue Proposed Rule with Flexibility on Meaningful Use Stage 2 Reporting

Eligible providers faced with reporting on Meaningful Use Stage 2 see some relief in the CMS proposed rule extending the compliance dates for some requirements.

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Practice Management & Coding

Coding Corner: Practices Conducting New Cancer Testing and New BPH Procedures May Encounter Problems Billing for Changed or New Codes

Recent coding questions posed to the AUA Coding Hotline include some services requiring unlisted codes or others requiring variable pathology codes (depending on payer). Pass this information on to your coders.

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Prior Authorizations: Trends and Efficient Tips

As the flow of insurance authorizations has increased in 2014, urology practices revisit the process to ensure smooth and timely approvals.

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