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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – August 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – August 2017)

August 2, 2017

The College’s and the ABS’ role in addressing concerns related to MOC requirements is the focus of this month’s column.

Health insurance audit processes, penalties, and appeals

The nine common Medicare and Medicaid audits that could affect surgeons are summarized.

Doctor with file

Unlisted procedures: Strategies for successful reimbursement

Reporting unlisted CPT codes, and fee-setting considerations for these codes, are the focus of this month’s column.

Figure 1. Mechanism of checkpoint blockade

Current role of immunotherapy in urologic cancers

The role of immunotherapy in the treatment of urologic cancers is summarized and the efficacy of novel immunotherapeutics, particularly checkpoint inhibitors, are described, which may hold promise for a wide variety of tumor types.

Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR)

Next generation SSR helps surgeons comply with regulatory mandates and improve performance

The Surgeon Specific Registry’s new features are described, including the opportunity for individual surgeons to fulfill clinical practice needs, such as logging cases, tracking outcomes, and analyzing data.

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