Clinical Practice Council

    Purpose: The Clinical Practice Council oversees those programs and services that impact the clinical practice of FPMRS and identifies areas for improvement. The Council ensures members are provided with the necessary resources, tools and knowledge to enhance their practice and provide quality patient care taking into consideration the various regulatory changes. CP Council.png

    Payment Reform

    Purpose: Gain expertise in the development and execution of alternative payment models as defined by CMS. Address payment reform issues as needed.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members to be determined by the Board in consultation with the Clinical Practice Council. It is recommended that members on this committee have some knowledge of alternative payment models.

    Time Expectations: Conference calls as needed, plus email communication.

    Ongoing Activities

    • Development of alternative payment models for FPMRS
    • Educate members on the role APMs play in physician reimbursement
    • Monitor the regulatory environment, and ensure that AUGS continues to increase its voice and influence in an effort to protect AUGS members
    • Work with other committees to advance these goals: Coding and Reimbursement, Quality, QI Registry

     

    Coding and Reimbursement

    Purpose: Represent the coding and reimbursement needs of the Society. Specifically, this committee is responsible for reviewing and proposing CPT codes, ICD-codes and HCPCS codes. This committee will also address payment and coverage issues.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members to be determined by the Clinical Practice Council. It is recommended that members on this committee have coding and reimbursement expertise, as well as the ability to serve a term longer than three years.

    Time Expectations: Conference calls as needed, plus email communication and document review.

    Ongoing Activities

    • Oversee the coding and reimbursement needs for AUGS to include (reviewing and proposing CPT codes, ICD-codes and HCPCS codes)
    • Educate members on CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS code changes related to FPMRS
    • Monitor the regulatory environment, and ensure that AUGS continues to increase its voice and influence in an effort to protect AUGS members
    • Coding Vice Chair serves as the liaison to the ACOG Coding Committee
    • Work with other committees to advance these goals: Terminology, Quality, QI Registry 

     

    Guidelines and Position Statements

    Purpose: Serve the Society by developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, clinical care pathways and statements that translate existing research or clinical opinion into documents which can be referenced by health care providers caring for women with pelvic floor disorders.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members to be determined by the Clinical Practice Council, in the range of 8 – 10 members.

    Time Expectations: Monthly conference calls are expected with additional ones scheduled as needed; plus email communication.

    Ongoing Activities

    • Develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and care pathways for FPMRS
    • Review and develop position statements and joint committee opinions (as directed by the Board)
    • Guidelines Chair serves as the liaison to the ACOG Committee Opinion Committee
    • Work with other committees to advance these goals: Terminology, Quality, Research, Systematic Review 

     

    Systematic Review

    Purpose: Oversee the current operations of the PFD Research Registry, plan for expansion and ensure that the Registry supports the research needs and strategic goals as determined by the Board of Directors. The Steering Committee would also work interact with and share information about the various registry activities and seek additional partners to conduct Industry-sponsored studies.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members should range between 8 – 10, however the Systematic Review Committee may increase that number as needed to respond to the current projects.

    Time Expectations: Conference calls as needed, plus email communication.

    Ongoing Activities

    • Conduct systematic reviews on specific research questions identified by the Board.
    • Present findings at the AUGS annual meeting and publish in FPMRS.
    • Work with other committees to advance these goals and support other initiatives of AUGS: Terminology, Quality, Guidelines and Statements    

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