Urology

Prevent burnout by restoring professional fulfillment“The answer is to remove the barriers and frustrations that are causing burnout so that physicians can focus on their role as care providers,” advises Paul DeChant, MD, MBA.
How care process models can help your practice“Care process models… represent a way to decrease variation and waste, and thereby they lead to improved outcomes and significant cost reductions,” says Jay T. Bishoff, MD.
Urology-specific APMs to encompass PCa, BPH, OAB“The APMs being designed by LUGPA allow for participation by all urologists regardless of their practice setting or affiliation,” explains Alec Koo, MD.
LUGPA puts resources behind key policy initiatives, future leadersThe association and its member groups are “leading the way” in developing urology-specific measures that can be used for MIPS quality reporting, says LUGPA President Neal D. Shore, MD.
LUGPA advocacy targets self-referral laws, USPSTF reformIn his health policy briefing, Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, discusses LUGPA’s comments to CMS regarding MACRA and the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.
Why you need to better counsel PCa patients on sexual functionThere’s a troubling disconnect between low-risk prostate cancer patients’ desire to preserve sexual function and the treatment choices they and their doctors often make.
Pair of genes may predict prostate cancer metastasisOverexpression of a specific pair of genes might provide early warning of prostate cancer patients’ likelihood of progressing to metastatic disease.
CCP score further risk stratifies surveillance candidatesUse of a cell cycle progression genomics test (Prolaris) can further stratify risk in men who are candidates for active surveillance based on clinical criteria, and therefore may have a role in decision-making in men with early-stage prostate cancer, researchers say.
How incidental radiology findings can lead to malpractice litigation"Incidental radiology findings are low-hanging fruit that organizations should develop processes for handling proactively," writes Brianne Goodwin, JD, RN.
What one thing about MOC would you change if you could?“I’d like to see [the American Board of Urology] do something to make the process more applicable to our practice,” says one urologist.