New coalition seeks to protect urologicals

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and a group of manufacturers have banded together to ensure people with disabilities have access to needed supplies.

The newly formed Urology Coalition is particularly concerned about the impact of competitive bidding, which it says limits patient access, and the future expansion of the program to include urologicals. 

The coalition will also work to ensure access under Medicaid and private insurances.

In general, the Urology Coalition’s mission is to act on health policy matters that:

• Maximize function and independent living for people with disabilities;

• Provide people with disabilities with their choice of, and access to, prescribed and medically appropriate urological medical technology and supplies; and

• Ensure appropriate coding, coverage and payment.

In addition to manufacturers, the coalition will include consumers, disability advocates, clinicians and physician groups.

Members of the Urology Coalition are: ABC Home Medical, Adapta Medical, CR Bard, Coloplast, Convatec, Cure Medical, Hollister, McKesson, Teleflex Medical, UroMed, Wellspect Healthcare, Simon Foundation for Continence and the United Spinal Association.