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As today’s healthcare climate evolves, physicians and hospitals continue to explore options for alignment between private practices and healthcare systems. Interest in alignment perseveres despite a challenging healthcare environment, and economic, leadership, and structural issues should all be explored with due diligence prior to agreeing on a final arrangement. In this article, the issues of governance and compensation plans are explored as key elements for hospitals and physicians to consider as they work toward developing successful alignment plans.
Key elements in maintaining high efficiency in the revenue cycle and collection processes include a good dashboard reporting system, teamwork, and strong leadership, according to a presentation by Coker Group senior staff at the 2014 American Urological Association Practice Man­agement Conference.
Delaying androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for at least 2 years did not lead to worse overall survival or prostate cancer–specific survival compared with the initiation of ADT within 3 months of rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in men with PSA-only relapse (ie, biochemical relapse) after the primary treatment of prostate cancer with surgery or radiation, according to the results of a large population-based study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting and highlighted at a press briefing.
In men, hypogonadism (or testosterone deficiency) occurs when the testes fail to produce physiological levels of testosterone and the normal number of spermatozoa.
Urology practices in hospital and community settings can increase patient volume and revenue with the efficient use of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), according to a presentation at the 2014 American Urological Association Practice Management Conference.

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