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Urology en­compasses many sub-specialties, such as pediatric urology, male infertility, and renal transplantation, among others; how­ever, it is the subspecialty of urologic oncology that is having a profound impact on the future of urology as a specialty.
Savvy urology practices can effectively leverage the buying power of group purchasing organizations (GPOs). An experienced practice administrator who knows the ins and outs of GPOs can save the practice money and contribute to employee satisfaction.
The Inter­na­tion­al Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) medical classification code sets used to report diagnoses are scheduled to be replaced by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Pro­cedural Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS).
Practice administrators working in an average urology office often face an imposing array of business-related responsibilities. Many of these tasks, such as billing, involve day-to-day, hands-on attention, whereas others may necessitate less frequent effort.
Navigating Medicare Part D drug coverage can be challenging if a medication is denied.
When it comes to the business side of urology, maintaining consistent cash flow is critical to the operation of the practice, and delays can be problematic and costly.
At the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Urologi­cal Association (AUA), Sandie J. Preiss, MPA, Director of Gov­ern­ment Relations and Public Policy at Abbott Laboratories, outlined the challenges facing urology practice managers regarding the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, the system by which physicians are reimbursed.
The following sections will assist healthcare professionals and payers by providing appropriate coding and billing information associated with the management of prostate cancer.

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