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Webinars

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is pleased to launch the FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) Webinar Series, a live educational forum that is offered throughout the year.

Each program is 60 minutes in length and will include a 45-minute presentation from widely renowned faculty and time for discussion between the speaker and attendees. All webinars will be recorded and available for convenient on-demand learning on AUGS eLearning. Content on AUGS eLearning is only available to AUGS members. You do not need to be an AUGS member to register for the live webinar.


Upcoming Webinars

Urogynecology Office Practice: Practical Tips for Success

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Raymond T. Foster, Sr., MD, MS, MHSc

The webinar will provide an overview of a single model of urogynecology office practice. We will explore recommendations for clinic template and efficient use of NPs/PA. The idea of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a pelvic floor practice will also be discussed/debated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build a clinic template that promotes efficient use of resources
  • Discuss strategies for successfully incorporating physician extenders into a urogynecology practice
  • Consider methods of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a urogynecology practice

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Vaginal Repair of Lower Urinary Tract Fistula

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD, MHS

The World Health Organization estimates that obstetric fistula affects 2 to 3.5 million women globally with an annual incidence of 50,000 – 100,000. Although most obstetric fistula occur in lower resources settings, vesicovaginal fistula from iatrogenic causes such as pelvic surgery can be present in any context. This webinar will cover essential surgical principles in vaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistula and review evidence on the efficacy of repair techniques. Although many of the examples may be from obstetric fistula cases, the surgical principles and techniques shown are also applicable to other types of vesicovaginal fistula.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the surgical principles of vesicovaginal fistula repair.
  • Describe the evidence guiding operative and perioperative management of vesicovaginal fistula.
  • Discuss the techniques involved in vaginal repair of simple and complex vesicovaginal fistula.

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CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Changes in Coding and Billing for Office Visits, Biofeedback Procedures, Malpractice RVUs, and the Future of Global Surgical Packages and Payments

Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speakers: Stephen A. Metz, MD; Cedric Olivera, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS; Jill Rathbun

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final rule for the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. There are changes to the documentation requirements for Evaluation and Management Codes for 2020 and new code descriptors and changes in code selection requirements for 2021. There are new biofeedback codes for 2020 and slight changes in overall RVUs due to an update in malpractice RVUs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand CMS Final Rule and changes in specific codes and RVUs
  • Learn how to bill new time-based codes for biofeedback procedures
  • Develop plans for the documentation changes for E/M coding in 2020 and the new codes descriptors and requirements for 2021
  • Learn more about CMS' concerns for the global surgical packages and join AUGS' efforts to collect data to refute/mitigate CMS' efforts

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Archived Webinars

All webinars are recorded and available for convenient on-demand learning on AUGS eLearning. Content on AUGS eLearning is only available to AUGS members. 

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