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Scribes slash EMR burden
Scribes slash EMR burdenUrologists who view electronic medical record documentation as a burden are turning to scribes. Scribes, many say, relieve them of that burden, freeing urologists and other providers to focus on patient care.
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
How do you approach giving bad news to patients?
How do you approach giving bad news to patients?“Be honest and forthright but try to do it as compassionately as possible,” one urologist advises.
Medical expulsive therapy or bust?
Medical expulsive therapy or bust?Whether or not medical expulsive therapy (MET) is a sound recommendation for patients with kidney or ureteral stones is a matter of debate.
How to improve health information online for our patients
How to improve health information online for our patients"Those patients (and their caregivers) who take ownership of more aspects of their health care experience, including relevant and personalized information, will have better outcomes," writes Steven A. Kaplan, MD.
How patient obesity can impact malpractice litigation
How patient obesity can impact malpractice litigationWith the New Year being associated with resolutions of improved health and fitness and reducing the number on the scale, it seems a particularly appropriate time to share some information about how obesity impacts urologic care and treatment, and the impact of obesity on malpractice litigation.
'Y'tube ureteral reimplantation
'Y'tube ureteral reimplantationUreteral reimplantation videos.
Management of the patient requesting transgender surgery
Management of the patient requesting transgender surgeryIn this article, we will provide an overview of the urologist’s role in caring for patients undergoing gender transition as well as urologic concerns of transgender men and women.
Medicare Part B drug billing revisited
Medicare Part B drug billing revisitedIt’s time to revisit billing for Medicare Part B drugs. A proposed demonstration project that every urologist should be aware of, a change in the “brown bag” rules since our last publication, and a continued loss of income by many offices are making the purchase and delivery of drugs less palatable for urology offices.
Did on-call’s refusal to provide consult lead to loss of testicle?
Did on-call’s refusal to provide consult lead to loss of testicle?