LUGPA Board Member Testifies on Hospital Acquisitions


On May 23, 2024, Dr. Timothy Richardson, a member of LUGPA’s Board of Directors, testified before the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee about the negative impacts of hospital acquisitions on independent physician practices.

The Health Subcommittee’s Hearing, “The Collapse of Private Practice: Examining the Challenges Facing Independent Medicine,” started at 9:00 AM EDT.

A full memo on the hearing can be found here. Dr. Richardson’s testimony is linked here

The link to the FULL video of the Subcommittee testimony is now available here.

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LUGPA Offers Cyberattack Threat Updates and Resources  


We understand the significant challenges many of you have faced with medical claims and payments following the cyber-attack on CHANGE Healthcare on February 21st. While UnitedHealth Group has taken steps to alleviate some of these difficulties with its temporary provider assistance fund, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have grappled with the question of whether they possess the statutory authority to offer accelerated and advanced payments to providers, especially in Part B.

This uncertainty stemmed from the absence of emergency waiver authorities, which were granted during the pandemic and are no longer in effect.

However, we're pleased to share that CMS has recently issued additional provider assistance, particularly aimed at providers in Part B. Their latest announcements indicate that, alongside considering applications for accelerated payments for Medicare Part A providers, they will now also consider applications for advance payments for Part B providers.

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Reviews In Urology Relaunched  


Under new ownership of Specialty Networks, urology-focused, peer-reviewed journal Reviews in Urology begins publication again.

Reviews in Urology, the official journal of LUGPA, has relaunched following a short publishing hiatus. New publisher Specialty Networks will continue the journal’s longstanding focus on cutting-edge urology advances while expanding coverage to feature an even broader range of urological conditions and specialty care concerns.

“We are very happy to partner with Specialty Networks to relaunch Reviews in Urology,” said Evan Goldfischer, MD, President of LUGPA, the only nonprofit urology trade association in the U.S.  “The official journal of LUGPA serves as a crucial platform for our organization to disseminate cutting-edge research, share advancements, and foster academic dialogue within our community.” 

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LUGPA Video Presentation Archive Houses Members-Only YouTube Content   


Would you like to access LUGPA seminars and conferences going back to 2016? The Presentation Archive contains links to LUGPA's On Demand content from our urology conferences and events, including past Annual Meeting sessions, Regional events, Bladder Cancer Academy, Prostate Cancer Academy, and other quality webinars from recent years. 

Yes, LUGPA has a YouTube channel, but much of the content is unlisted or private, so you won't find the videos with a normal YouTube search. This content is kept exclusive for members only, accessible only with a LUGPA member login.     

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