Urologists face cloud of uncertainty in 2012

December 1, 2011

Staring down a possible 27% reimbursement cut, questions about the viability of health care reform, increasing demand for their services, and a shrinking work force, it's less than surprising that urologists are anxious about the prospects for their profession.

National Report-As 2012 approaches, urologists face a future clouded by uncertainty.

Close behind on the list of top concerns were increasing government regulations (86%) and health care reform/the Affordable Care Act (79%).

"Then if you throw in health care reform opening the door to 40 million uninsured Americans who most likely are going to access more health care, the demand goes up even higher."

Most of the survey respondents are in private practice (69%) and their mean age is 56 years.