Urology Practice Management - June 2015, Vol 4, No 3

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Bladder Cancer
Severe urinary hesitancy may be associated with increased risk of bladder cancer, according to data analysis of more than 30,000 men. Researchers suggest that voiding dysfunction leads to extended contact time between potential carcinogens and the cells lining the bladder. Read More ›

Updated NCCN Guideline for Prostate Cancer Allows Early Treatment with Docetaxel
Early use of docetaxel in some men with castration-resistant prostate cancer was associated with a 17-month improvement in survival, according to new data supporting the updated NCCN guideline. Read More ›

Programs Raise Awareness of Risks Associated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Two pilot programs that bridge health plans and health systems showed success in raising awareness of inappropriate testosterone replacement therapy in men with age-related hypogonadism. Read More ›

n analysis using the IMS LifeLink Health Plan Claims Database has shown that patients who undergo minimally invasive robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy experience a shorter hospital length of stay and somewhat better postoperative outcomes than patients who undergo open radical prostatectomy, albeit with a higher price tag, according to a study that was published recently in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease. Read More ›

Significant cost-savings in treating patients with prostate cancer could be achieved in the US healthcare system with the use of the cell-cycle progression (CCP) gene-expression assay called Prolaris. Read More ›

A new analysis suggests that adherence to guidelines for follow-up care in patients who have undergone a radical cystectomy may standardize care but may also increase expenditures compared with the cost of most current approaches, which are more conservative and deviate from existing guidelines. Read More ›

Patients with urologic cancer who are readmitted after a surgery to a second hospital and not to their original hospital are more likely to have complications than patients readmitted to their original surgical hospital, according to findings presented at the 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read More ›

Criteria for stage 3 of Meaningful Use was announced and published recently, detailing benchmarks that eligible providers and hospitals will have to meet to qualify for certain incentive payments and avoid reimbursement penalties. Read More ›

The April 14, 2015, repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician payments under Medicare is being welcomed by the healthcare community, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read More ›

As a physician with substantial income (or income potential), you will most likely be contacted by a number of individuals offering various types of financial products and services throughout your career. Read More ›

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