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New pay models, insurer pressures raise anxiety
New pay models, insurer pressures raise anxietyUrologists listed increasing government regulations, declining reimbursement, increasing overhead, and the Affordable Care Act as their most pressing concerns in Urology Times’ 2014 State of the Specialty survey.
Certification, MOC: What's required and what may change
Certification, MOC: What's required and what may changeIn this interview, Gerald H. Jordan, MD, executive secretary of the American Board of Urology, discusses various aspects of certification, including the meaning of board eligibility, why the written exam is so difficult, the future of the oral exam, and which urologists are required to undergo maintenance of certification.
2015 final rule reflects shift from fee for service
2015 final rule reflects shift from fee for serviceIn this article, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter provide some facts about the 2015 Medicare fee schedule and share some insights on how its changes will impact your practice in the New Year.
Alternatives to T therapy: Lessons from male infertility
Alternatives to T therapy: Lessons from male infertilityWhatever the exact mechanism of the increase in desire for testosterone replacement therapy in men, knowing the risks and benefits of testosterone and its alternatives are vital skills for today’s practicing urologist. This article will focus on alternatives to testosterone therapy.
Welcome to the newly redesigned ModernMedicine Network
Welcome to the newly redesigned ModernMedicine NetworkIt is with great excitement that we unveil our network-wide redesign. Please read further to learn more about a few of our new features, and browse around to explore the new site!
Urologists helping drive male-specific centers
Urologists helping drive male-specific centersMultidisciplinary men’s health centers, rooted at hospitals, academic centers, and some private clinics, have expanded in the last few years and are meeting an important need in medicine, say key figures in these centers. Urologists are helping to drive these clinics’ success.
Multiple stones: Watch for –59 modifier replacements
Multiple stones: Watch for –59 modifier replacementsIn this "Coding Q&A" column, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter answer several reader questions involving billing for multiple stones, including replacements for the –59 modifier, use of CPT code 50590, and NCCI guidelines and multiple stones.
Low-risk PCa: Patients can make an informed decision
Low-risk PCa: Patients can make an informed decisionIn this interview, Ian Thompson, MD, answers questions about the downside of diagnosing low-risk prostate cancer, the burdens of active surveillance and how to minimize them, and how his own approach to screening and biopsy have changed.
High-volume surgeons show multiple options for IPP placement
High-volume surgeons show multiple options for IPP placementIn this first installment of UrologyTimes.com's new video section, called ‘Y’tube, we present videos from high-volume prosthetic surgeons performing inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) placement and discussing diagnosis and management of ED. William O. Brant, MD, offers the following general commentary about these procedures, as well as specific comments in the text accompanying each individual video.
Circumcision error leads to Peyronie’s disease
Circumcision error leads to Peyronie’s diseaseIn the lawsuit, the urologist contended the circumcision was properly performed and the patient’s curvature was due to a previously asymptomatic Peyronie’s condition, which was exacerbated after the circumcision procedure.