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In 2008, physician leaders of urology practices established the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), a nonprofit urology trade association, to enhance communication among urology groups, promote quality clinical outcomes, and improve legislative and regulatory advocacy. LUGPA aims to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology and to supply integrated urology practices the support and resources necessary to provide efficient, cost-effective, and clinically superior care for patients.

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Recent Press Releases 

LUGPA Leaders Convene Panel to Optimize Role of ADT in Advanced Prostate Cancer
LUGPA is pleased to announce the publication of "Optimizing the Role of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Challenges Beyond the Guidelines" in The Prostate (Prostate. 2020 Mar 4. doi: 10.1002/pros.23967), Neal D. Shore, MD, et al. Dr. Shore, Past President of LUGPA (2016-2018), led a 14- member expert panel of LUGPA and Academic urologists and medical oncologists, which discussed key questions on the use of ADT in clinical practice – addressing questions that are not always answered by prior published guidelines.

New Survey Finds 91% of Americans Want Healthcare Price Transparency
April 1, 2020
LUGPA released the results of a new survey of American consumers that found an overwhelming majority of Americans support price transparency in healthcare. When surveyed, 91% of the 1,342 respondents said they believe hospitals and healthcare facilities should be required to publicly disclose the costs of their services. What’s more, 66% of respondents believe price transparency will improve healthcare.

LUGPA Reappoints Three Members to Board of Directors
November 8, 2019
LUGPA announced today the reappointment of three members to the 2020 Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual Meeting held November 7-9 in Chicago.

E. Scot Davis is Elected to LUGPA Board of Directors

November 8, 2019
E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology, was elected to LUGPA’s Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual Meeting held on November 7-9 in Chicago. 

CMS Proposed Rule on Bundled Payment for Radiation Therapy Services

July 16, 2019

Recent Coverage

April 3, 2020 
Medical Economics
published an article on the price transparency survey: American Patients Vastly Prefer Healthcare Price Transparency, According to New Survey. The article shares the findings from the survey, as well as includes Dr. Harris’ quotes from the press release. Additionally, the same article also appeared in Physicians Practice.  

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