ESWL Reimbursement Slashed By 22%

The 35-day government shutdown over President Trump’s border wall may have had a direct impact on many urologists beyond the many inconveniences and the cost to taxpayers that it caused—a reduction of 22% in the reimbursement rate for a popular procedure. Because of...

Health Insurers Now Cover Prostate Tests

A new law quietly went to effect last month that requires health insurers to cover the cost of routine prostate cancer screening. The new law places prostate-specific antigen screenings on the same level as mammograms. The intent is to encourage more men to take the...

Organized urology has varied agenda for 2019

As the new Congress, with the House of Representatives now controlled by Democrats, opens up shop this month, physicians—urologists included—will be looking for action on several key initiatives important to their practices and patients. “We’re seeking to update and...