Health Policy urology

Statewide tests on the role of MOC multiply
AUA’s USPSTF reform efforts continueThe AUA is continuing its efforts to aggressively come to the defense of PSA screening, a simple test that has been under siege by federal government regulators who have essentially flunked it as a routine procedure for assessing prostate health.
Can urologists find gold in Advanced APMs?
Urology-specific quality measures are comingTwo electronic Clinical Quality Measures will help urologists report on prostate and bladder cancer care.
Quality initiatives: How to participate—and benefitChanges in health care have made quality improvement (QI) program participation more than a good idea. Today, QI activities are part of the alphabet soup of regulations impacting provider pay.
A snapshot of recent urology QI programsQuality improvement programs address all aspects of care and care delivery. Here are a few programs that impact urology, all of which were presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Specialty groups make health reform pitchAs the Republican-led Congress wrestles with the daunting challenge of developing comprehensive health care legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, specialty organizations—including those representing urology—are working to influence the ultimate outcome.
Burnout: How can it be prevented?In this interview, Raj S. Pruthi, MD, discusses the factors behind burnout and steps that can be taken to address and prevent it.
Burnout rate lower than believed, but still too highA new look at the burnout rate among practicing urologists shows that the problem may not be as widespread as previously reported. Nevertheless, nearly 40% of urologists are burned out, a number researchers say is still much too high.
Drug importation: Shortsighted and ineffectiveWhile drug importation may sound like a good option to reduce drug costs, the potential can of worms it could create isn’t worth it, the AACU’s Ally Lopshire writes.