Practice Management

Besides the expansion of telemedicine, how has COVID-19 affected your practice?

September 17, 2020

"We’re taking it in stride. We don’t overbook to the point where we’re overwhelmed, and we’re not exhausting ourselves," says one urologist.

Open Payments and urology: What do the latest data reveal?

September 07, 2020

"Three products alone used to treat advanced prostate cancer were associated with about half of all payments to urologists," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.

Is carrying cyber insurance needed in a medical practice?

August 27, 2020

"We had a Russian-based attack. All of our data was encrypted. They said they’d give us back our data for $24,000 in bitcoins," says one urologist.

How to use data to measure adherence to clinical guidelines in prostate cancer

August 17, 2020

Against the backdrop of a new guideline for advanced prostate cancer, Robert A. Dowling, MD, describes how you might measure adherence to guidelines in your own practice.

What has been the telemedicine experience in urology during the COVID-19 pandemic?

July 09, 2020

3 urologists discuss their experience with telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s time to prepare for upcoming E/M coding changes

June 29, 2020

The deletion of code 99201 is among the evaluation/management coding changes for 2021.

Pandemic exacts economic toll on urology practices

June 18, 2020

As practices reboot, urologists consider leaner staffs and operations.

Denosumab tops spending for common urology Part B drugs

June 16, 2020

Mitomycin sees the largest annual growth in spending per dose over the past 5 years, Robert A. Dowling, MD, reports.

How to code for a perineal prostate biopsy

June 15, 2020

Three codes are available for prostate biopsy, but only one is typically used for perineal biopsy, according to Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, and Mark Painter.

How to restart your practice when the COVID-19 red light turns green

June 11, 2020

"In the current environment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it has become obvious that it won’t be business as usual when the economy restarts and social distancing restrictions are relaxed," write Steven A. Kaplan, MD, and Alexis E. Te, MD.

Do you ever face feelings of burnout? How do you cope?

June 11, 2020

"I struggle with fighting burnout because I don’t think I’ve done it as well as some people. People advised me to establish a better work-life balance," says one urologist.

Coding for bladder scan raises several questions

June 03, 2020

CPT 51798 will not be paid if performed in place of service 21 or 23, according to Jonathan Rubenstein, and Mark Painter.

How modern portfolio theory can help meet your financial goals

May 28, 2020

"[A study by Harry Markowitz] found that more than 90% of your long-term investment success is determined by asset class selection," writes Jeff Witz, CFP.

Telemedicine experts discuss their biggest challenges

May 11, 2020

"I think the biggest challenge is the technical aspect, because there's always a potential that even if you have good connectivity, your patient may not; or even if you both have good connectivity, the platform might be suffering some sort of overload or some sort of error," says urologist Aaron Spitz, MD.

Tips on how to get started with telemedicine

May 08, 2020

A group of experts answer the question: What are some words of advice you would give to somebody who's new to telemedicine based upon your experience?

Teleurology: Are virtual hospital consults feasible?

May 08, 2020

Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, John Gore, MD, MS, Aaron Spitz, MD, and Eugene Rhee, MD, discuss urologists’ potential use of telemedicine for hospital consults.

How relaxing of Medicare rules has affected telemedicine adoption

May 05, 2020

In this video, experts discuss the relaxing of Medicare rules regarding telemedicine and how this has affected its adoption.

Pandemic forces rapid switch to virtual visits

May 01, 2020

In this video, a panel of telemedicine experts discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic led to rapid adoption of telemedicine visits at their practice.

CARES Act: Here’s what physicians should know

May 01, 2020

The bill provides coverage of nonreimbursable expenses attributed to COVID-19, writes Jeff Witz, CFP.