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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 York State men and the #2 cause of death.  … 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

NYSUS Response to USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Screening for Prostate Cancer

The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU), AACU State Society Network and undersigned urologic professional societies respectfully submit these comments on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statement on Screening for Prostate Cancer.  Click to continue reading. … Continue reading

MLMIC Shares Anticipated Timeline for Berkshire Hathaway Transaction

A letter from MSSNY to all MSSNY Members:
Dear MSSNY Member:
As you know, in July of 2016, your endorsed carrier MLMIC announced its intention to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.  We’re pleased to advise you that the transaction is on track and progressing forward in accordance with the measures and actions required under New York Insurance Law Section 7307 (NYIL §7307), … Continue reading

Contribute to UROPAC Today!

UROPAC is the political action committee for members of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the American Urological Association. It works on behalf of the entire urologic community, helping to expand its influence in the increasingly complex political world. … Continue reading