Dr. Kapoor on LUGPA's Successes and Challenges
Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, former president of the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), discusses the successes of and challenges facing LUGPA.
In recent years, membership has grown by nearly 30%, Kapoor says. Now, more than one-quarter of all urologists in the U.S. are LUGPA members and nearly one-third of independent practicing urologists are in groups that are members of LUGPA.
The greatest challenges facing LUGPA involve uncertainties around the future of healthcare. As the private sector tries to cope with healthcare changes and the expansion of Medicaid, Kapoor says, urologists have the additional burden of dealing with changes to the Medicare system.
LUGPA has been active in Washington, D.C., to tell the story of what large urology groups bring to the table, in terms of providing access at a community level in an affordable and high-quality way.