100% of AACU resources are committed to protecting the interests of your patients and practice.
The AACU exists to preserve and promote the professional autonomy and financial viability of each of our members.
  • Advocate for the best interests of patients and urologists
  • Advance suitable laws and regulations affecting the future of urology
  • Coach urologists on effective communications strategies
  • Urge government officials to adopt appropriate health policies 

Membership Statement

The AACU is the only national organization of urologists whose main focus is health policy. The AACU exists to preserve and promote the professional autonomy and financial viability of each of our members 100% of AACU resources are committed to protecting the interests of your patients and practice. Become a member today and join almost 4,000 colleagues.

AACU Benefits

  • Complimentary or reduced registration for AACU conferences.
  • Subscription to AACU and the News, the organization's weekly news round-up and the AACU Sentinel, a newsletter published online and in print three times per year.
  • Swift and aggressive mobilization on state and federal issues that affect the practice of urology.
  • Action Alerts that facilitate communication with State Legislators, Governors, Members of Congress and Executive Agency Staff.
  • Policy updates to promote a greater understanding of complex public policies processes.
  • featuring breaking news affecting urology and the medical community at-large.
  • The State Society Network allowing urologists in one state to learn from campaigns launched across the country.
  • Dedicated AACU staff leveraging extensive lobbying, grassroots mobilization and relationship-building experience.
Legislative Priorities
  • Proper Implementation of MACRA

    Urologists support the goals of Medicare payment reform, but Congress must monitor its implementation to ensure that the intent of MACRA is fully realized and preserved.BackgroundIn April 2015, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (P...

  • Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board

    Urologists urge Congress to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). We urge Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 849. We urge Senators to cosponsor S. 251 and S. 260. Each of these measures would permanently repeal the IPAB.Take ActionSend an email to Congress, requesting support for H...

  • Support Transparency and Accountability for USPSTF

    Urologists urge Congress to support legislation that promotes greater transparency and accountability from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).  We urge representatives to cosponsor H.R. 539, the “USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017”.Take ActionSend...

State Advocacy
  • Fair Contracting and Medical Practice Freedom

    Where We Stand Ensure openness and fairness in health care provider contacts. Prevent third-party payors from changing the terms of their provider contract without notice to the provider and without the consent of the provider. Ensure that physician licensure is based upon a physician's...

  • Medical Liability Reform — Expert Witness Qualifications

    Strengthen expert witness standards Ensure that expert witness is from the same specialty as the defendant physician Prevent frivolous lawsuits Improve the practice environment for physicians in your stateWhenever a physician’s conduct is being called into question, it is only fair...

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness & Assessment

    Where We Stand Continue the progress that has been made in the reduction of prostate cancer morbidity and mortality with the appropriate use of prostate cancer testing. Ensure that third-party payors provide for the reimbursement of prostate cancer testing when the patient and his physician...

  • Uniform Prior Authorization for Prescriptions and Health Services

    Where We Stand Prior authorizations cost the health system $728 million in 2012. Prior authorization requests must use a single form, no more than two pages in length. Forms must available for both access and submission electronically. Requests are deemed approved if no response is...

  • Work Force — Scope of Practice

    Where We Stand Allow the maximum patient-to-physician ratio to increase based on the number of physician assistants in a practice. Expand the ability of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to supervise medical assistants when doctors aren’t on the premises.Proactive Physician...

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