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 Submits Testimony for Ohio Co-pay Accumulator Legislation

The AACU is working as part of a coalition to pass co-pay accumulator legislation in several states during the upcoming 2023 legislative sessions. Currently, we are working in support of Ohio HB 135. We submitted written testimony to the Senate Health Committee and...

AACU – Supported Biomarker Bill Advances in Ohio

In early 2022, the AACU joined more than 20 other organizations in supporting biomarker testing legislation introduced in Ohio (HB 608). This legislation continues to move forward, and passed the House Health Committee this week with only one vote in opposition. Bills...

State Legislative Update — Copay Accumulator Legislation

The AACU is advocating in Ohio for HB 135 – legislation that would require insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to count all payments made on behalf of a beneficiary to their deductible and out-of-pocket maximums for prescription medications. Payers are increasingly...