Urology

How to get reimbursed for BPH water vapor ablation
Senate takes aim at pharmacy benefit managers’ role in rising drug costsA recently proposed bill “offers transparency measures that provide stakeholders further elucidation of how money moves through the pharmaceutical supply chain,” writes the AACU’s Brian Henderson.
MedPAC advocates for MIPS terminationIf members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission have their way, the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System will be sent into oblivion, never to be heard of again.
Bother, symptom severity often poorly correlated in LUTSThe correlation between patient-reported bother and symptom severity is inexact, according to conclusions of a recent retrospective multicenter study of nearly 1,200 patients referred for lower urinary tract symptoms.
SUI: Phase III data offer lessons for trials evaluating cell therapyResults of one of the first randomized controlled trials evaluating cell therapy for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has helped to identify clinically meaningful efficacy endpoints to refine patient selection criteria for current and future studies, according to investigator Melissa R. Kaufman, MD, PhD.
Single-use scope yields 45-min average surgery timeFlexible ureteroscopy using a digital single-use flexible ureteroscope known as PUSEN achieves stone-free rates on par with reusable flexible ureteroscopes, with a total surgery time averaging 45 minutes.
[Video] Prescription for financial health: Tips for early-stage physicians (part 1 of 4)In this video, Jeff Witz, CFP, outlines the common characteristics found in financially successful physicians and shares basic financial concepts.
[Video] Prescription for financial health: Risk management (part 2 of 4)In this video, Jeff Witz, CFP, discusses Economic Life Value as well as life and disability insurance.
Cost considerations in the management of bladder cancer"We will review the evidence and identify potential areas of improvement that can help reduce costs associated with UCB management while improving outcomes," write Daniel J. Lee, MD, and Sam S. Chang, MD.
[Video] Prescription for financial health: Accumulation/investments (part 3 of 4)In this video, Jeff Witz, CFP, explains "loanership" and "ownership" investment assets and shares the top five reasons for investment loss.