UroCuff vs. Urodynamics – How They Fit Together and Are Complimentary

Posted by Clark Love on Nov 2, 2017 9:51:44 PM

Urodynamics Explained

Urodynamics is a blanket term for a series of tests that assess the functionality of the lower urinary tract. Numerous 

problems of the bladder and urethra which commonly affect both men and women can be diagnosed via urodynamics. Typically, these tests are ordered to diagnose issues such as urinary incontinence or prostrate problems, as well as before and after any type of surgery involving the pelvic organs or the urinary tract. Common symptoms that result in a doctor ordering urodynamics include incontinence, frequent urination, inability to urinate, weak urine stream, painful urination, nocturia, recurrent urinary tract infections, and difficulties emptying the bladder entirely.  The types of urodynamic tests commonly performed include the following:

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Topics: urodynamics, UroCuff

Case Study: How A Large Urology Practice Should Outsource Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Oct 16, 2017 2:34:59 PM

The term outsourcing tends to have a negative connotation, with immediate thoughts of lost jobs to lower-income workers. However, in the medical field there are many reasons to outsource certain tasks and testing, which not only saves costs but allows medical personnel to have a more singular focus throughout their workday. Here, ways in which a large urology practice should outsource urodynamics by utilizing a qualified vendor to provide diagnostic testing will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, Medical Practice Operations

Urodynamics:  Travel Time/Distance And Impacts On No-Show Rates

Posted by Clark Love on Sep 18, 2017 2:21:19 PM

Patients that do not show up for their appointments are a major problem in healthcare. Not only do these no-shows prevent other patients from scheduling appointments, but they put their own health at risk. Frustratingly, they also cost medical practices money, as an absent patient also represents a lost opportunity for revenue – up to $300 per missed appointment. There are many factors that affect no-show rates, including travel time to the doctor’s office. Here, the solution to the all too common problem will be discussed.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, urodynamics, Medical Practice Operations

How To Know Your Urodynamics Test Results Are Poor

Posted by Clark Love on Sep 13, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Urodynamics testing is as much an art as it is a science. Unfortunately, there are many variables inherent to the way testing takes place that can lead to poor results. Here, how to know whether your urodynamics test results are poor will be discussed.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, urodynamics, urodynamics interpretation

5 Ways To Increase The Profitability Of Urodynamics Testing Operations

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 24, 2017 9:01:00 AM

 

In the past, urologists have enjoyed high profit margins brought on by a slow and steady stream of patients. However, this trend has changed considerably in recent years, with an influx of patients and very thin profit margins. How can the profitability of a urodynamics testing operation be increased? Here, five methods for improving revenues will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, urodynamics profitability

Should OB-GYN Practices Provide Incontinence Care?

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 9, 2017 3:42:54 PM

Incontinence is an uncomfortable subject that affects millions of men and women worldwide. Traditionally, an incontinence sufferer would visit his or her primary physician and then be referred to a urologist, depending on symptom severity. Recently, a number of OB-GYN practices have begun offering incontinence care. Here, whether OB-GYN practices should provide care for incontinent patients will be discussed.

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Topics: urodynamics, incontinence, ObGyn Practices

The Future of Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Jul 31, 2017 2:59:15 PM

Urodynamics is the study of the bladder and urethra, and is generally used as a means for diagnosing disorders such as urinary incontinence, benign prostate hyperplasia, pelvic organ prolapse, and other medical conditions that affect the functioning of the lower urinary tract. This article will go through the main types of commonly performed urodynamic tests, current problems in urodynamics and a theoretical approach on how to overcome them.

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Topics: urodynamics

Top 5 Urodynamics Billing Mistakes

Posted by Clark Love on Jun 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Urodynamics is performed by thousands of medical practices across the country, but is most often performed by urology, urogynecology, and ObGyn practices.  BHN provides urodynamics testing to hundreds of these practices, and through our work we encounter dozens of instances in which Urodynamics is billed incorrectly, which often leads to underpayment and other issues. 

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Topics: urodynamics, urodynamics billing

Role Of Urodynamics In Stress Incontinence: A Critical Appraisal

Posted by Clark Love on May 24, 2017 3:53:22 PM

When evaluating patients prior to surgery for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, the presence of detrusor overactivity is presently the main factor that is tested for via urodynamics, if urodynamic assessment happens at all. However, there are numerous factors which could influence the diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence, as well as the surgical procedure and predictions for the outcome of treatment.

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Topics: urodynamics, stress incontinence

The Value of a Urodynamic Study In Male Patients

Posted by Clark Love on May 3, 2017 12:26:58 PM

Disorders that affect the lower urinary tract are commonly diagnosed via a urodynamic stidu. If the disorder is not properly diagnosed, treatment is likely to fail. Here, a research study will be reviewed in which the value of urodynamic testing for diagnosing the causes of lower urinary symptoms in male patients was examined.

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Topics: urodynamics, male urodynamics