Topic: LUGPA

The LUGPA Alternative Payment Model (APM) on Newly Diagnosed PCa and the Role of Active Surveillance

R. Jonathan Henderson, MD, summarizes the Large Urology Group Practice Association’s (LUGPA’s) efforts to develop an alternative payment model (APM) for urologists treating newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. He explains the roadblocks to reaching this goal, including conflicts with the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).

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Negotiating Hospital Contracts

Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, FACS, advises urologists on how to optimally and responsibly negotiate hospital contracts under present-day Fair Market Value parameters. He describes negotiating service arrangements, clinical co-management, call coverage, and quality improvement programs.

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