AACU News & Notes
posted: August 8, 2019
In 2019, legislators in 10 states approved resolutions that promote prostate cancer awareness. The AACU State Advocacy Network stands ready to work with state societies and individual urologists to...
posted: August 2, 2019
For the next five weeks, members of Congress will be in their home districts for their annual “district work period”, which is our opportunity to schedule meetings with them to discuss...
posted: July 17, 2019
The AACU sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday urging the committee to incorporate provisions in the No Surprises Act (H.R. 3630) that will ensure urologists receive...
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...