Health Law & Policy

Virtual advocacy: A paradigm shift for urology

July 16, 2020

"Virtual or in person, what matters is... bringing our specialty’s voice directly to the people who create and enforce the policies impacting our profession," Reha writes.

State telemedicine rules relaxed during COVID-19 crisis

April 29, 2020

"In the coming days, months, and years, physicians must be vigilant about protecting patient privacy and safety and maintaining appropriate reimbursement standards," writes the AACU's Ross E. Weber.

Policymakers consider changes to non-compete rules

February 27, 2020

"The widely varying enforceability of non-compete clauses or restrictive covenants requires physicians to pay special attention to contract provisions related to compensation as well as competition," writes the AACU's Ross E. Weber.

LUGPA President Dr. Richard Harris: 2020 challenges

February 10, 2020

LUGPA President Dr. Harris discusses legislative/policy challenges in 2020.

Dr. Mara Holton discusses LUGPA's recent policy victories, upcoming challenges

February 06, 2020

Dr. Holton, vice chair of LUGPA's Health Policy Committee, spoke with Urology Times at the 2019 LUGPA annual meeting in Chicago.

Effort to reform Stark law reflects shift to value-based care

January 30, 2020

"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.

Report urges action on physician burnout

November 20, 2019

A new report by the National Academy of Medicine urges action by government, educational institutions, and health care organizations to address the causes of physician burnout, which is experienced by up to one-half of clinicians in the U.S. and threatens patient care.

What’s your opinion of Medicare for All?

November 14, 2019

"In an ideal world, it could work pretty well. We live in a capitalistic society, however, and insurance companies are not going to voluntarily implode in order to make it easy to implement a Medicare for All system," says one urologist.

AACU annual meeting promotes advocacy, unity, political action

November 05, 2019

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.

CMS proposed rule shows room for improvement

October 10, 2019

"Overall, the 2020 Medicare payment proposal attempts to modernize the program and mitigate administrative burdens. The urologic community has identified room for improvement, however, including in the area of facilitating participation in advanced payment models," writes the AACU's Ross E. Weber.