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Value-Based Modifier Changes for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) established a value-based payment modifier that provides for differential payment to physicians based on the quality of care provided in relation to the cost of providing that care. The modifier must be budget neutral implying that a reward for high-quality care is offset by a penalty for poor-performance care as measured through alignment with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

The INITIAL component in the modifier determination is PQRS participation through satisfactory reporting of data on PQRS quality measures via the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GRPO) (through the use of the web-interface electronic health record) or through satisfactory participation in a PQRS-qualified clinical data registry. All EP's (eligible providers) that meet the initial reporting requirements are placed in Category 1 and Category 1 providers are then further quality-tiered for further adjustments. Those providers who do not meet Category 1 requirements fall into Category 2. Category 2 providers are only eligible for a downward payment adjustment. Quality-tiering methodology is being utilized for value determination within the initial category. Eligible providers are classified as either low quality/average cost, average quality/high cost, high quality/low cost or average quality/low cost. The value based modifier would be applied based on the tier the EP is placed in from PQRS reporting.
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Relive the Excitement of the AUGS/IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting on the AUGS Facebook Page!
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Whether you attended the AUGS/IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting or were unable to join us in Washington, DC, you will be able to experience the highlights through Facebook. Visit the AUGS Facebook page to view photographs of the meeting — from the first scientific session to the Final Night Global Connection.
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Thank You — the PFD Research Foundation Raised $100,000 in DC!
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Thank you to the generosity of our donors, the PFD Research Foundation was able to meet its goal of raising $100,000 in DC. Donors contributed over $50,000 and AUGS matched the donations up to $50,000 for over $100,000 in funds raised.

This total brings the Foundation one step closer to its aim of building a $1 million research fund endowment by 2016. Once this goal is met, The Foundation will be able to guarantee funding of two research grants in perpetuity. With each additional donation, we get closer and closer to protecting the future funding of female PFD-focused research. If you have not made a donation to the PFD Research Foundation in 2014, please take a moment to do so at www.pfdresearch.org.

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Outcomes of trocar-guided Gynemesh PS™ versus single-incision trocarless Polyform™ transvaginal mesh procedures
International Urogynecology Journal via PubMed
The aim of the study was to compare rates of success, mesh exposure, and surgical re-intervention after trocar-guided Gynemesh PS™ and trocarless Polyform™ transvaginal mesh procedures.
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Pelvic floor awareness and the positive effect of verbal instructions in 958 women early post-delivery
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
It is uncertain how reliable a personal belief is about the ability to do pelvic floor muscle contractions early post-delivery and how instructional feedback affects pelvic floor muscle contraction performance. We hypothesize that many women do not have a reliable idea about PFMC and that instructional feedback can help improve their control.
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Implementation of a standardized digital rectal exam to improve the accuracy of rectocele diagnosis
International Urogynecology Journal via PubMed
The standardized evaluation of posterior compartment prolapse using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system is limited. The primary objective of this study is to develop and validate the interexaminer reliability of a new system for assessing the posterior vaginal wall for the presence of a rectocele.
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Presence of relaxin-2, oxytocin and their receptors in uterosacral ligaments of pre-menopausal patients with and without pelvic organ prolapse
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica via Wiley
Pelvic organ prolapse is a major health concern for women. Its pathophysiology is yet not fully understood. We reported an impaired functional state of the smooth muscle compartment in uterosacral ligaments from patients with POP, which was cholinergic, stimulated by oxytocin and modulated by relaxin-2. The current study investigated the presence of oxytocin and relaxin-2 and their receptors in the uterosacral ligament from POP/non-POP patients.
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Female triathletes at risk for pelvic floor disorders
Medscape
Pelvic floor disorder symptoms are extremely common in female triathletes, a Web-based survey suggests. "Many doctors may not think this population would be at risk for pelvic floor disorders, but from our small study — with understandable limitations — we found that it may be more common than in the general population," said Johnny Yi, M.D., a urogynecologist from Aracea Women's Care, Centura Health, Porter Adventist Hospital, in Denver.
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Value-Based Modifier Changes for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) established a value-based payment modifier that provides for differential payment to physicians based on the quality of care provided in relation to the cost of providing that care.

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Weight loss surgery may help ease urinary incontinence
HealthDay News via The Philadelphia Inquirer
Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit — it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incontinence prior to the procedure.

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Are mood and anxiety disorders and alexithymia associated with endometriosis? A preliminary study
BioMed Research International via Hindawi
The aim of this preliminary study was to determine whether psychiatric disorders, psychopathological symptoms, and alexithymia are associated with endometriosis in an Italian population.

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Urinary microbiome altered in urge incontinence
News-Medical.net
The frequency and nature of bacteria in the urinary tract differs significantly between healthy women and those with urge incontinence, a US study demonstrates. The findings suggest that the urinary microbiome plays a role in female urinary health and disease, say Alan Wolfe (Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA) and co-authors writing in the American Society for Microbiology's online journal mBio.
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Physicians pose barriers to urinary incontinence treatment
Medscape
Even women with health insurance and access to care cite barriers to treatment for urinary incontinence, and on the list is physician attitudes, a qualitative focus-group study has found. Fear of treatment and lack of knowledge were the top 2 problems named in the group sessions. These were followed by provider barriers and a belief that incontinence is a normal part of aging.
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