AACU conference assembles 'urology advocacy armada'

2016-11-29 | , AACU and Urology Times

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September 2016 - Facing uncertainty in Medicare and increasing regulatory and insurer burdens, the leaders of organizations representing urologists across the country gathered in mid-August for the 9th Annual AACU State Society Network Advocacy Conference.

The diverse program included presentations by respected physicians and nationally recognized health policy experts on issues faced in independent practice, academic institutions, and large hospital systems.

According to Missouri urologist Jeffrey Glaser, MD, the meeting provided "useful, though at times unsettling, information on upcoming changes" to Medicare reimbursement, facility regulations, and maintenance of certification.