The AUA is actively monitoring CDC, state and local health agency guidance on the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We will continue to update this section with more information relevant to our members as it becomes available.
Telehealth Waiver Extension in Omnibus Spending Bill
In early March, Congress passed an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for fiscal year 2022. Included in the bill are extensions for telehealth waivers as they currently exist under the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The extension will run through December 31, 2022. Prior to the bill’s passage, the waivers that enable audio-only visits and the elimination on site of service restrictions, among others, had to be reauthorized every 90 days with a renewal of the PHE declaration. The AUA repeatedly met congressional staff to advocate for a longer authorization for waivers to invite greater investment in telehealth and provide stability for providers and patients alike.
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The latest news and information regarding emerging variants of COVID-19.
As providers around the globe work to diagnose, treat and understand COVID-19, a growing body of clinical insights are becoming available.
Get started with telehealth and stay abreast with the latest in regulations, waivers and payment.
The information in this section aims to keep you abreast of the latest legislative developments and updates impacting the urology community.
There are many programs and resources to help urology practices manage the business implications of the pandemic.
The outbreak of COVID-19 prompted institutions and governing bodies to postpone and/or cancel non-essential surgeries and procedures.