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AUA Advances Legislative Priority at AMA House of Delegates

AUA’s USPSTF resolution passed the American Medical Association House of Delegates, making it AMA policy.

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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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Regulation & Reimbursement

MedPAC Issues June 2014 Report to Congress

New report from MedPAC discusses synchronizing policy across payment models and acknowledges the burden of quality measure reporting programs.

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Michigan BCBS Changes Compounded Drug Rules for New Members

Does your urology practice use compounded drugs? Learn about new changes in coverage for MESSA members.

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Cahaba GBA Implements Fee Increases

What to know if your practice is requesting duplicate remittance advice and HPSA reports.

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Government Relations

States Consider Laws to Increase Transparency in Provider Training

State legislatures consider truth in advertising legislation in order to improve patient safety; Maryland, Nevada, and Texas pass legislation.

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Patient Advocacy at 2014 AUA Annual Meeting

AUA health policy leaders met with patient advocacy groups at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

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Practice Management & Coding

Focus Groups reveal trends & needs for Urology Practice Management

To better understand the needs of AUA members and Practice Managers’ Network (PMN) subscribers, the AUA conducted focus groups at the 2014 Practice Management Conference. The following summary will help guide PM leadership in designing a strategic plan to enhance the overall value of PMN subscriptions and practice management education.

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Science & Quality

New PQRS Educational Video from CMS

Check out new CMS video to help you succeed in Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2014.

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Now Open: Registration for PQRS GPRO Participation

Using the group practice reporting option for the Physican Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

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