Karen Nash
Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.
How is your practice affected by prior authorizations?
"Over the past 10 years, it’s been getting progressively more challenging to schedule certain tests and treatments because of insurance companies’ hoops that we have to go through," says one urologist.
What’s your opinion on targeted biopsy for prostate cancer?
“It is a positive thing, because the technology we’re using now is not really very accurate," one urologist told Urology Times.
What’s your opinion on targeted biopsy for prostate cancer?
“It is a positive thing, because the technology we’re using now is not really very accurate," one urologist told Urology Times.
What do you think of new warning labels on TRT products?
What do you think of new warning labels on TRT products?
“The FDA is being very cautious, which as the protector of public health, it’s got to be," says one urologist.
What effect will SGR repeal have on your practice?
Urologists appear skeptical that the recent repeal of SGR will have a significant impact on their practice.
What is your practice doing to enhance its income?
Hear what urologists are doing to enhance their income and practice.
Are you satisfied with local infection prevention protocols?
“I’m not satisfied. We could all do a whole lot better," one urologist told Urology Times.
How will the current makeup of Congress affect health care?
Urologists contacted by Urology Times do not expect the current makeup of Congress to have much of an impact on health care.
What are your biggest hopes or concerns for 2015?
Streamlined management for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, greater autonomy for residents, and a better understanding of issues facing the VA are among changes urologists hope to see occur in 2015.
How has the Affordable Care Act affected your practice?
Some of the urologists interviewed had not noticed any effect from the ACA, although another said he has seen fewer younger patients.

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