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Scope of Activity

CUA provides urologists with representation – state & national levels

  • CUA Representative on CMA’s House of Delegates
  • CUA Representative on the CMA Scientific Affairs Council
  • CUA Representative on the CMA Council on Legislation
  • CUA Representative on the NHIC Carrier Advisory Committee
  • CUA Representative at AACU State Societies Meeting & UROPAC
  • The AUA Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.

CUA is aggressively active in the areas listed below:

  • Grassroots member and patient advocacy
  • CUA seat on CMA Council on Legislation
  • CUA assists the California Technology Assessment Forum on support and evaluation of new technologies.
  • Supported state laws to allow private law suits over unfair and unreasonable managed care contracts
  • On a state level, CUA acts as a back-up advocate for urologists subject to unfair peer review by the Medical Board.
  • CUA Hotline Calls/Issues – CUA pursues payment for inadequate Medicare reimbursements, and provides assistance on charges, payments, coding and policy issues.
  • Maintains to establish a working relationship with the CMA President and regional medical directors.

  CUA maintains excellent rapport with Medicare:

  • Wrote policies to facilitate payments for:
  • Minimally invasive thermotherapies for BPH
  • Lupron, Vidadur CaP, Cryosurgery for CaP
  • TRUS, guidance u/s and biopsy as separate billable procedures

CUA provides continuing education

  • Annual Health Policy Forum
  • Annual Workshops on coding, compliance, EMR, practice management 
  • Publishes Biennial Health Policy Survey documentation and information
  • Produces Biennial ASRT approved “X-Ray & Radiology Course for Urologists”

CUA is on the move to be the first to inform members about:

  • Compliance with CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) for record documentation
  • Continual changes in AWP (Average Wholesale Price) pricing structure
  • OIG & FBI office investigations and guidelines for urologists
  • Prostate Cancer budgetary cuts in California
  • New HIPAA Regulations altering office practices