"Most people do not wish for their actions to be judged in hindsight; rather, if we are going to be judged, we want to be judged based on what we knew at the time," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
"Becoming a member of the larger group has given us more bargaining power in the health care marketplace, so we’ve been able to get better health care, not only for us but for our staff," says one urologist.
Financial toxicity is prevalent among patients with bladder cancer, according to findings from a cross-sectional study presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco.
Selective bladder denervation, which targets the afferent nerves at the trigone only, appears to be an effective treatment for refractory overactive bladder patients, lasting up to 12 months regardless of whether the patient exhibits detrusor overactivity at baseline, according to a recent study from Canada.
Researchers in Tennessee are finding success with the use of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway that provides standardization for the anesthetic care and postoperative management of patients undergoing ureteroscopy and stent placement with a novel approach that minimizes opioid exposure.
"If the specific time spent discussing the disease and the appropriate treatment was not documented, then be sure that your documentation meets the criteria (history, physical examination, and medical decision-making) separate from any criteria performed to make sure the patient was prepared and able to have the procedure," write the Painters.
"Like most doctors, the majority of my day is spent handholding, counseling, relieving anxiety, and otherwise dealing with problems that aren’t necessarily medical," writes urologist Scott Donaldson, MD.
Avenues for taking distributions vary according to the decedent’s age.
"On Nov. 1, 2019, CMS published a final rule making important changes to the 2020 Quality Payment Program (Merit-based incentive Payment System [MIPS] and alternative payment models). Among the most significant are changes to the MIPS Cost Category: changes in the way patients are attributed to physicians, changes in the way the cost measures are calculated, and the addition of new episode-based cost measures," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.