Washington--The new Medicare reform bill, which for the first time providesa prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients, comes with a hiddencost for physicians who administer chemotherapy drugs in their offices-andperhaps their patients.
How information blocking updates may affect your practice
"Urologists may wish to review their policies for patient portal, responding to requests for records, and supporting the concept of a shared electronic record," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
How APPs can bridge the gap in urologist shortages
In this episode, Janelle Bunce, PA-C, highlights the role that advanced practice providers can play in filling the gaps created by the growing workforce shortages in urology.
What Part B data reveal about BPH procedure usage
"As investigational therapies and devices make their way through the approval process and into practice, urologists should stay abreast of early clinical results and may look to publicly available information for costs and utilization trends," writes Robert A. Dowling, MD.
Dr. Bristol Whiles discusses her experience as a urology resident
On this podcast, Bristol Whiles, MD, discusses her urology residency experience at the Kansas University School of Medicine Department of Urology.
CMS rule aims to enhance interoperability, improve prior authorization process
Prior authorizations for medical care will become quicker and easier, while saving money, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
What to know when considering an ancillary service in a urology practice
"At MIU, we host many ancillary services, including complete ultrasound services, UroCuff, urodynamics, PTNS [percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation], full laboratory and pathology services, Xofigo [radium-223]," says Jason M. Hafron, MD.
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