Battle over integrated services related to urology shifts to states

September 1, 2011

Despite defeats of bills in several states, some urologists believe that threats to urologists' ability to provide ancillary services-essentially, their ability to furnish integrated health care-are not going away.

National Report-"They're coming to a theater near you."

Urologist Mark T. Edney, MD, isn't referring to Hollywood's latest blockbusters, but instead, controversial proposed amendments to physician self-referral laws that would restrict urologists' ability to provide diagnostic services such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in their medical offices.