Guidelines & Quality
The AUA's Clinical Practice Guidelines provide evidence-based guidance with an explicit clinical scope and purpose. AUA also provides Policy Statements, Best Practice Statements, Position Statements and White Papers to provide urology professionals with the best in peer-reviewed treatment recommendations and research.
Quality & Measurement
The core of the work of the Quality & Measurement Department is to help our members improve the quality of care they provide to their patients. We focus primarily on healthcare performance measurement and on various types of quality improvement education and initiatives.
Integration in Action
Recognizing the value of an integrated care approach to pharmacy services, the AUA collaborated with The National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) and Pfizer Oncology to assess current practice patterns around pharmacy integration and identify existing practices to optimize urological cancer patient care through the MID approach. While there is no one-size-fits-all model for every program, this resource offers valuable insights for those looking to promote patient education, engagement, and shared decision-making in their practice.
Explore Guidelines & Quality
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a path to participate in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 to combine multiple value-based programs.
Several Guidelines have been translated thanks to relationships with various urologic societies.
The Engage with Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (E-QIPS) resources will cultivate quality improvement and patient safety projects from members of the urological community to highlight QIPS accomplishments, foster QIPS growth, encourage collaboration and elevate urological care.