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Update on ED Drug Coverage – April 2019

I recently received some updates from Natacha Graham at the AUA regarding insurance coverage for ED care that I wanted to share with all of you:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) New York has updated its medical policy for Erectile Dysfunction Agents with the following changes to applicable medications, … Continue reading

Take Action – Contact NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Today!

Attention New York Urologists –
A bill to mandate that insurance policies that cover prostate cancer screening must do so without cost-sharing is being considered by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The sponsor’s justification states, “…in 2015 the state enacted provisions to ensure women have access to breast cancer screenings at no cost to them. … Continue reading

Prostate Cancer Prevention for New Yorkers: An Urgent Need for Your Input!

Dear NYSUS member
The 2nd leading cause of cancer death in American men is prostate cancer.  Many New Yorkers, especially African American men, are at an increased risk of significant prostate cancer.  In some New York counties, African-American men have double the risk of death from prostate cancer.  … Continue reading

We Want To Hear From You!

Dear Colleague
The annual meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York in March and the May meeting of the AUA are fast approaching.  Please take 20 seconds to fill out the following survey indicating whether you will be attending either or both events and whether there is an interest in a NYSUS social event at these meetings. … Continue reading

CMS Considering Change in Coding Robotic Prostatectomy to an Outpatient Procedure

Dear Colleagues:
As you may have heard, CMS is considering a change in coding of robotic prostatectomy (CPT 55866) to an outpatient procedure.
We strongly oppose the change as it would significantly impact patient safety and resources to maintain Quality and Improvement (QI) activities, … Continue reading