Bob Gatty


Bob Gatty, a former congressional aide, covers news from Washington for Urology Times.


Election Day holds many keys to urologists' future

September 01, 2012

The decisions by the men and women who are elected will determine whether physicians who treat Medicare are fairly reimbursed; whether the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is allowed to continue; and even how government agencies, task forces, and advisory boards that make recommendations on specific testing and treatment protocols are allowed to function.

Organized urology reiterates Independent Payment Advisory Board concerns

August 01, 2012

For urologists who strongly oppose key provisions of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA), upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in late June, the best hope for change may lie in the ballot box rather than in the halls of Congress.

Feds crack down on urology billing fraud, abuse

July 01, 2012

With all of the pressure on the federal government to curtail spending, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is not kidding around when it comes to investigating and prosecuting Medicare fraud and abuse.

Proposed overpayment rule draws ire from American Urological Association

June 01, 2012

How would you like to have to go back for 10 years and figure out if the feds have overpaid you on a Medicare or Medicaid claim and then be required to pay up within 60 days or face monetary penalties and maybe get kicked out of federal health care programs? That's exactly what will happen unless a regulation proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is significantly revised.