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Offensive disclosure and defensive medicine: What you need to know
Offensive disclosure and defensive medicine: What you need to knowThe literature is rife with information and data, sometimes conflicting, as to whether disclosure and defensive medicine are beneficial to reducing liability and the chances of a lawsuit. One reason for this conflicting data is that the health care system as a whole is in the midst of a massive change, going from an authoritative physician model to one in which patients are increasingly engaged in their own medical care and treatment decisions.
How to code for pelvic lymphadenectomy
How to code for pelvic lymphadenectomyThe Painters also answer a question about billing for home health orders during the global period in this "Coding Q&A" column.
Open Payments: How urology measures up
Open Payments: How urology measures upRobert A. Dowling, MD, dug into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recently released 2015 data from the "Open Payments" initiative, and summarizes the data on payments made to urologists.
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortage
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortageIn this interview, Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, discusses two work force problems in urology, discrepancies in male and female urologist compensation, and solutions for these issues.
Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointers
Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointersThis article provides an update on the risk factors for stone disease and its presentation in children, and offers practical tips on its evaluation, treatment, and prevention.
My $4.07 check from an insurer: A sign of the times
My $4.07 check from an insurer: A sign of the timesUrologist Henry Rosevear, MD, recalls some of his experiences working with government-sponsored health care programs.
‘Y’tube: UroLift placement
‘Y’tube: UroLift placementTechniques from experienced clinicians help transition placement of the prostatic urethral lift from the OR to an office setting.
How to manage recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal women
How to manage recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal womenAlthough there is no clear-cut solution to the problem of recurrent UTIs in postmenopausal women, "various strategies can be employed that have found success," write Wade Bushman, MD, PhD, and Brian V. Le, MD, MA.
Sorry, not sorry: Medicine’s apology dilemma evolves
Sorry, not sorry: Medicine’s apology dilemma evolves“Few physicians are familiar with apology law and even fewer understand the significance,” said Patrick McKenna, MD, chief of the division of pediatric urology at American Family Children’s Hospital and professor of urology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
‘Y’tube: AUS placement
‘Y’tube: AUS placementExpert urologists offer time-saving techniques for artificial sphincter insertion.