Richard R. Kerr
Kerr is group content director for Urology Times.
AUA '17 puts emphasis squarely on 'value'
In this article, members of the Urology Times editorial advisory board weigh in on the themes and specific sessions that annual meeting attendees should watch for across a variety of health policy and clinical topics.
MACRA leaves urologists confused, skeptical
The era of value-based health care has arrived. And while the idea of basing reimbursement on quality and efficiency rather than volume of care is good in theory, the majority of urologists say it will be difficult to carry out, according to Urology Times' 2016 State of the Specialty survey.
Survey reveals urologists’ opinions on MOC
Urology Times conducted a survey in June and July 2016 in which we sought urologists’ opinions on maintenance of certification. These charts provide a snapshot of their thoughts regarding the controversial program.
MOC: 84% of urologists dissatisfied with current process
MOC: 84% of urologists dissatisfied with current process
Urologists’ dissatisfaction with maintenance of certification is widespread, and they are not shy about sharing their opinion on the controversial program.
Bladder Cancer: Androgen receptor activation a potential therapeutic target
Multiple studies on exosomes, data from the IMvigor 210 trial of atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ), and research on prehabilitation for cystectomy were among the highlights in bladder cancer from the 2016 AUA annual meeting.
Imaging: Varying results for PI-RADS in diagnosing central lesions
The AUA 2016 imaging take-home messages included abstracts about texture analysis, an imaging algorithm using CT and MRI in the evaluation of fat-poor angiomyolipomas, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. The take-home messages were presented by Gary J. Faerber, MD, of the University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City.
Dr. Loeb named to Urology Times Editorial Council
Urology Times is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc, to its Editorial Council, representing the areas of men’s health and prostate cancer.
Unfunded mandates, declining payment spell burnout: State of the Specialty 2015
The State of the Specialty survey, now in its tenth year, takes the pulse of urologists’ current challenges, business and clinical practices, satisfaction, and opinions on a variety of hot-button topics. I
AUA Peyronie’s guideline: Dr. Burnett offers highlights
The recently published AUA practice guideline on Peyronie’s disease provides current clinical principles on diagnosis and treatment of a highly prevalent and clinically significant condition, according to the co-chair of the multidisciplinary panel that developed the guideline.
ABU certification/recertification by the numbers – slideshow
This slideshow breaks down data on American Board of Urology certification and recertification among respondents of the 2014 Urology Times State of the Specialty survey.