In-Office Ancillary Services Exception (IOASE)

Patients deserve to have access to all available medical options. The decision about what type of lifesaving medical treatment is medically appropriate for a patient is best decided by the patient and physician. Limiting the IOASE would present significant barriers to appropriate screenings and treatments, increase inefficiencies and make care less accessible.

LUGPA is a strong advocate for access to integrated urology care. Access to integrated care means that patients can receive the best medical care, with the best outcomes, close to home.


What is LUGPA’s Goal?

Many physician groups offer pharmaceutical dispensing services to their patients. By integrating pharmaceutical dispensing into the physician practice, care coordination is enhanced, and patient compliance is better monitored. Physicians are highly attuned to their patients’ clinical needs and LUGPA is committed to protecting patients’ ability to receive pharmaceuticals from their physicians when they so choose.


LUGPA’s Actions and Resources

Urologists Applaud Senators for Strong Support of Patient Access to Coordinated Care – December 4, 2013

LUGPA Response to ASTRO Study on Radiation Utilization Published In NEJM – October 24, 2013

Doctors’ Caucus Opposes President’s FY2014 Budget Proposal to Eliminate IOASE – June 28, 2013

Coalition of Medical Practice and Physician Organizations Oppose H.R. 2914 (PIMA) – August 12, 2013

Patients deserve high-quality care without excessive costs – January 29, 2013