It matters how many urologist belong to NYSUS It matters how active we all are It matters how much we participate It matters how much financial support we can give Yep, size does matter.
New York already has a hugely successful law that protects all stakeholders. New York’s law, based on baseball style binding arbitration, holds the patient harmless while simultaneously protecting interests of doctors and insurers. So why is legislation at the federal … Continue reading
What is advocacy? It is contacting a legislator by email, phone, or fax It is sharing on social media It is reading about issues beyond mere sound bites and tweets It is supporting causes in which you believe with time, … Continue reading
“Cardiology, prostate care and obstetrics are three examples, among many, of fields where high-cost care often brings no benefit.” The above sentence was copied and pasted from NYTimes Op-Ed Columnist David Leonhardt piece in today’s NYTimes. This is an example … Continue reading
Fighting for prior authorization reform–yepFighting for liability reform–yepFighting for access to prostate cancer screening-yepFighting for access to ED medication–yep The New York State Urological Society fights for your issues and your patients.Please join us.. We can’t go it alone.
Dr John Phillips completes his 2 years as President of this prestigious organization and deserves our gratitude. Best of luck to Dr Albala, our incoming President.
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: 1. COVERAGE OF ED DRUGS Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) New York has updated … Continue reading
Open Letter to Department of Health from Dr. Phillips re: lack of a Prostate Cancer prevention agenda for 2019
Dear Dr. LeBlanc, Thank you for your reply earlier this fall and for providing the linked documents. On page 7 of the NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, prostate cancer is listed as the #1 diagnosed solid tumor malignancy in New … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading