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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 page with more information relevant to our members as it becomes available.


COVID-19 Clinical Insights

AAMC Guidance on medical Students' Clinical Participation [pdf]: Effective March 17, 2020

ACS: Maintaining Trauma Center Access & Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance Document for Trauma Medical Directors NEW

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia – Management of COVID-19 Cases in OR

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia – What we do when a COVID-10 patient needs and operation: Operating room preparation and guidance from a frontline Singapore Hospital

CDC: Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE NEW

FDA: Guidance to Increase Availability of Ventilators NEW

Joint GI Society Message on COVID–19

NCCN: Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Royal College of Surgeons: Guidance for Surgeons Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic NEW

Voices of Urology: Urologists' Experience with COVID-19 NEW

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Managing Your Urology Practice through the COVID-19 Pandemic NEW

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Elective Surgery

ACS: Create a Surgical Review Committee for COVID-19-Related Surgical Triage Decision Making NEW

ACS: COVID-19 Guidance for Triage of Non–Emergent Surgical Procedures

ACS: COVID-19 Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures

CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations

COVID-19: Considerations for Elective Urologic Surgery with Dr. Chris Gonzalez

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The current global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making a significant impact on healthcare delivery in the United States. As the American College of Surgeons and others urge postponing elective procedures, clinicians are looking for ways to minimize disruption of day-to-day patient care in the urology clinic. Telehealth and telemedicine are emerging as possible options for urologists. Learn more about telemedicine NEW

ACP: Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Incorporation into your Practice

CMS: End-Stage Renal Disease Providers Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

CMS: Telehealth Toolkit for General Practitioners


Coding for Virtual Visits with
Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein

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Getting your Practice Up and Running with Telemedicine with Dr. Eugene Rhee

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COVID-19: Understanding HIPAA Relief Provisions for Telehealth with Alisa Chestler NEW

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CMS Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services FAQs

Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) NEW


AUA Announces AUA2020 Virtual Education

The AUA has been hard at work looking for innovative ways to create a virtual experience to bring you some of the extraordinary science and education planned for AUA2020. Thanks to the steadfast dedication of our physician and researcher leadership, and collective commitment of our speakers, we will be leveraging the latest technologies to bring some of the best science from AUA2020 right to your computer! All of these programs will be free for AUA Members.

Read the full update on the AUA2020 website
Frequently Asked Questions for Registrants


2020 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit Rescheduled

After careful and deliberate consideration by AUA staff and physician leaders, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit until later this year. Read the full message on our AUA Advocacy Summit website.



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Last Updated March 26, 2020



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