AACU News & Notes
posted: July 15, 2019
As a result, barely a week goes by without a congressional hearing on drug pricing or a state legislature considering how to shed light on the true cost of health care services.
posted: July 1, 2019
The AACU, through membership in the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions, expressed support for the Prescription Pricing for the People Act (S. 1277) which is intended to...
posted: June 26, 2019
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates brought together more than 1,000 physicians representing state medical associations, specialty societies, and related organizations to...
posted: June 18, 2019
On June 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update the prior authorization process for Medicare Part D:Under the proposed change, clinicians...
posted: June 17, 2019
On June 13, the American Medical Association alerted the community to important developments concerning standards for safe compounding practices.The new Chapter 797 includes significant changes...
posted: June 13, 2019
Recent weeks saw the introduction of two bipartisan bills in Congress that support long-held priorities of the AACU — Mitigating the burden of prior authorization and promoting rational...
posted: June 10, 2019
In an April 30 primary election, North Carolina urologist Greg Murphy, MD, came out on top of a crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for a seat in Congress. Dr...
posted: May 4, 2019
The administrative burden associated with payer relations and benefit management contributes to rising costs and, in many cases, affects patient care.
posted: April 23, 2019
The AACU joined 29 organizations in a letter dated April 23, 2019 to key committees in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning a proposal that would “severely limit patient access to...
posted: April 18, 2019
Throughout the first quarter of this year, the AACU played a key role defeating legislation in several states that proposed limiting access to medical information and treatment options for children...