Physician employment contracts: assessing the value and risks to urologists
"Urologists entering contract discussions with potential employers should have a base understanding of the multiple factors that impact how compensation is structured in physician contracts," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
Prior authorization reform remains a top priority for urology community
"As the demand for reforms to prior authorization has grown, policymakers have begun to take steps to address the issue," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
Congress poised to extend moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts
“Looming deadlines with potentially harmful consequences of inaction… sometimes have a way of motivating the parties to put aside their differences and act decisively,” writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
Three health care trends for urologists to follow in 2021
"Perhaps the most substantive change to the delivery of health care during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the broad expansion of telehealth services," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
Biden signals focus on common-ground health policies
"Although the President-elect has not commented directly on value-based care, his health plan includes several proposals aimed at closing gaps in health care among racial groups," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the American Association of Clinical Urologists.
Effort to reform Stark law reflects shift to value-based care
"Overall, the modifications to Stark that CMS seeks to implement represent a net win for urology and the vast majority of patients, physicians, and other health care providers," writes the AACU's Yehuda A. Sugarman.
House-passed HEROES Act promises relief for physicians
"The HEROES Act makes key improvements to the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
AACU annual meeting promotes advocacy, unity, political action
National politics, state advocacy issues, and innovative topics in urologic care came together as urologists from every practice setting and at varied points in their careers gathered in Washington for the AACU 2019 annual meeting.
Transition to value-based care requires MACRA reform
"Congress must pass Stark Law reform this year, and in coordination with CMS, engage the medical community to update MACRA so that physicians have the support they need to transition to more efficient models of care delivery and better serve Medicare patients," writes Yehuda A. Sugarman of the AACU.
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