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Plan to join us for the "Best Week in Urology" in Maui on Oct. 26-31!



The 90th Annual Meeting – Oct. 26-31 at The Grand Wailea Hotel

Meeting Advance Registration Deadline - Oct.10 


Rooms now available at Hyatt Andaz and Makena Beach


ANNUAL MEETING NEWS

Applications for the 2015-2016 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program are now being accepted. Deadline is Oct. 17
WSAUA
Since 2007, the AUA has offered urologists a unique opportunity to explore policy issues that impact urology through the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program. Applicants must be AUA member urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda. Interested urologists can apply ktuinstra@AUAnet.org by Oct. 17. Scholars will spend up to 30 days away from their practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues.
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Calling all Young Urologists and Aspiring Leaders!
WSAUA
Want to get involved in leadership but not sure how? ... please join us for a mentorship mixer event.

Plan to attend the Young Urologists Mentorship Mixer and Happy Hour – Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The focus of this informal gathering is to introduce the new Western Section Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP). The purpose of ALP is to offer a pathway for those aspiring to be leaders in organized Urology / Medicine and find opportunities. We are launching this with a group of current leaders and mentors who will share their stories and experiences and the steps they took to earn a leadership position. This event will start with a short "get acquainted" happy hour and will include an introduction to this new program and plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Moderated by John Lam, M.D., AUA Young Urologist Representative for the Western Section AUA

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Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program
WSAUA
For the second year, we are pleased to continue a special CME segment during the Maui meeting that is directed toward our Advanced Practice Provider (APP) attendees, nurse practitioners and other allied professional colleagues in Urology. We encourage you to register the non-M.D. professionals in your practice and have them attend.
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UROLOGY INDUSTRY NEWS
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Collaborative Study Takes Important Step Toward Finding Targeted Treatments for Bladder Cancer
News-Medical.Net
A collaborative study between researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research takes an important step toward answering this question in bladder cancer. Specifically, the study examined a mutation-rich layer of the genome called the exome of 54 bladder tumors from primarily Caucasian patients.
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Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
U.S. News and World Report
Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, bladder training and weight loss could help, the group advised.
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Urologists Discuss Their Use of Biomarker Tests in Considering Active Surveillance
OncLive
When an otherwise healthy man has a biopsy that is positive for prostate cancer, it’s not unusual for him to be opposed to treatment, telling his urologist that, based on what he’s read, no one dies of the disease.
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Men with Metabolic Aberrations Have Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Renal & Urology News
Men with metabolic aberrations are at lower risk of a prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis compared with men who have normal levels of metabolic factors, but their risk of PCa-related death is similar and their risk of death from other causes is much higher, according to a new study published online ahead of print in Epidemiology.
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NEWS IN CALIFORNIA


Support Plummets for California Health Initiatives
The Sacramento Bee
Support for a pair of health-related ballot initiatives is eroding, though a large portion of voters remain undecided eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election, according to the latest Field Poll. Forty-one percent of likely voters say they would support Proposition 45, while 26 percent would vote against the initiative requiring health insurance rate changes to be approved by the state’s elected insurance commissioner.
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Californians Want It. Insurers Don't. So Why Are Top Officials Fighting Over Prop. 45?
California Healthline
"It's going to end up hurting Californians," Covered California board member Susan Kennedy said at a board meeting in August. "It will damage healthcare reform, perhaps permanently, perhaps fatally, in California and I think perhaps nationally." Kennedy was dispensing her opinion on Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would give the state's insurance commissioner the power to veto premium hikes ... and has sparked California's most contentious health care debate.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


Narrow Health Networks: Maybe They're Not So Bad
The New York Times
Lots of people shopping in the new healthcare marketplaces this year in 2014 picked health plans that limited their choice of doctors and hospitals. The plans were popular because they tended to cost less than more conventional plans that covered nearly every health care provider in a region.
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How You End Up Spending $800 Million on HealthCare.gov
The Washington Post
Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has proven to be its own kind of jobs act, especially when it comes to the Washington-area IT community. When, in several places, the bill called for the creation of an "Internet website" to allow Americans to find and sign up for new health insurance coverage, it opened the tap on hundreds of millions of dollars that would eventually go to creating HealthCare.gov's front end and back end, as well as a small universe of accompanying digital sites.
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Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste Time
U.S. News and World Report
Doctors complain that they waste an average of 48 minutes a day, or four hours a week, when they record their patients' health information into digital records, a new study shows. The results were collected in a small survey, whose findings were put into a letter that was published Monday in the online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Hospitalists' Numbers Quadrupled in Last Decade
HealthLeaders Media
The unprecedented rise of hospitalists as a physician specialty is supported by responses from a 2012 American Hospital Association survey, extrapolated with survey data from the Society of Hospital Medicine.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


4 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Improve Patient Satisfaction
FierceHealthcare
Patient satisfaction is more important than ever in healthcare delivery with analytics directly linking patient experience with healthcare costs and outcomes. But hospitals must keep patients happy and healthy while dealing with lower reimbursement, more crowded facilities and less time with patients.
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Study Shows EHRs Can Both Reduce Patient Volume and Increase Reimbursement
MediGain
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found practices' reimbursements increased with EHR implementation, even as their patient volume went down. The researchers, who are from Drexel University, compared patient volume and reimbursement at 30 practices in the two years after they implemented EHRs with the pre-implementation baseline for each practice.
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