Advocacy Priorities

Promote Physician-Led Urologic Care and Ensure Patient Access to Effective Treatments

Prior authorization; Fail First / Step Therapy; Pharmacy benefits transparency; Prompt payment; PDE5 inhibitor requirements.

 

  1. Make Prescriptions More Affordable and Accessible by Increasing Transparency and Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Encourage Patient-Centered Payer Reform Efforts in the Public (Medicare, Medicaid) and Private Sectors
Minimize Defensive Medicine and Enhance Patient Safety with a Well-Trained Physician Workforce

Medical liability reform; Residency training funding; Non-physician provider scope of practice

 

  1. Graduate Medical Education and Physician Workforce Shortage

Latest AACU News

No Cost Sharing Prostate Cancer Bill Passes Illinois Senate!

Big news for preventative care! The Illinois Senate unanimously passed HB5318 (No Cost Sharing Prostate Cancer Screenings), picking up eleven sponsors in the process! AACU collaborated with Zero and AUA on this bill and similar bills in several other states. When...

AACU Advocates for Revised Spilt/Shared Visit Policy

AACU joined the AMA and other associations in urging CMS not to move forward with previously finalized changes to split or shared visits and, instead, urged that they propose an alternative policy that would allow physicians or qualified health professionals to bill...

Prostate Cancer Screening Legislation Moves Forward in Virginia

During this year’s Virginia’s legislative session, HB477 (Health Insurance Coverage for Prostate Cancer Screening) was introduced and referred to the committee on Commerce and Energy. The AACU along with the American Urological Association, Medical Society of...