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

AACU Supports GOLD CARD Act of 2022, H.R. 7995

The AACU submitted comments in support of H.R. 7995, The GOLD Card Act of 2022. We believe that the GOLD CARD Act will provide more professional autonomy for physicians and better access to medical care by exempting qualifying physicians from prior authorization...

AACU Provides Comments on WA Naturopathic Physicians and Vasectomies

On August 12, the Washington Board of Naturopathy (BON) discussed a request from the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians about the authority of licensed naturopathic physicians in Washington State to perform vasectomies. The WANP believes vasectomies are...

CMS CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rules

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual proposed rule that updates payment rates for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective January 1, 2023. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates...