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Welcome to the new myAUA. Your myAUA profile page provides quick and easy access to your past orders, CME certificates, disclosure record and more. Please take a moment to upload your picture, and update your profile and preferences so that we can keep you informed on the topics most relevant to you! The greatest strength of our association is the more than 23,000 urology professionals in ove...

Telehealth

AUA Resources: AUA Frequently Asked Questions on Telehealth [pdf] AUA Whitepaper: Telemedicine in Urology (includes guidance to help members who are considering providing telehealth services to their patients) Insurance Coverage and State Legislation Tracking Spreadsheet [.xlsx] AUA Telehealth A to Z Webinar As many urologists turn to telehealth as a way to maintain access to their patients w...

What Urologists Need to Know about Telehealth

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 urologis...

COVID-19: Understanding HIPAA Relief Provisions for Telehealth

COVID-19: Understanding HIPAA Relief Provisions for Telehealth More providers than ever are using telehealth services to continue seeing and treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government has taken a number of measures to ease the way for this transition, including issuing waivers for certain provisions of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). A...

Telemedicine in Urology

Published 2016 "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."-Socrates Workgroup Members Matthew Gettman, MD, Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA, Aaron Spitz, MD,AUA Telemedicine Workgroup Introduction When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1440, its invention transformed what is today modern Europe, ushering in significant change...

CMS Releases Final Rule for 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On November 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year (CY) 2017. In the rule, CMS finalizes several proposals that will improve payment for urologic services. In addition, CMS will implement new codes for telehealth consultation ...

AUA Advocacy Summary

From the Chair I want to use the opportunity of my last section report to express what an honor and a privilege it has been to work with and serve fellow AUA members these past four years. It is said that during adverse situations character is revealed and not created. I have seen this repeatedly from AUA staff and members alike, especially in the last four weeks. I want to recognize Dr. Kathy Sh...

CMS Releases Proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule on July 12, 2018. The AUA submitted its comment letter to CMS on September 10. View the AUA's easy reference on how the proposed rule would affect urology offices. The impact tables below identify some of the most common urology procedures in the office...

Physician Workforce Planning and Graduate Medical Education

The American Urological Association (AUA) continues to endorse the Association of American Medical Colleges Statement on the Physician Workforce [pdf]. The AUA believes the projected number of urologists-to-population ratio of the United States is inadequate to keep up with projected population growth. Existing shortages are exacerbated by inadequate numbers of residency positions and lengthening ...