Latest AACU News

No Cost Sharing Prostate Cancer Bill Passes Illinois Senate!

Big news for preventative care! The Illinois Senate unanimously passed HB5318 (No Cost Sharing Prostate Cancer Screenings), picking up eleven sponsors in the process! AACU collaborated with Zero and AUA on this bill and similar bills in several other states. When...

AACU Advocates for Revised Spilt/Shared Visit Policy

AACU joined the AMA and other associations in urging CMS not to move forward with previously finalized changes to split or shared visits and, instead, urged that they propose an alternative policy that would allow physicians or qualified health professionals to bill...

Prostate Cancer Screening Legislation Moves Forward in Virginia

During this year’s Virginia’s legislative session, HB477 (Health Insurance Coverage for Prostate Cancer Screening) was introduced and referred to the committee on Commerce and Energy. The AACU along with the American Urological Association, Medical Society of...

Urology and Kidney Cancer Organizations Advocate for Research Funding

The AACU joined thirteen other organizations in asking the House and Senate appropriations committees to allocate $60 million in FY23 for the Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) at the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) conducted by the US...

AACU Supports Ohio Biomarker Legislation

The AACU has joined more than 20 other organizations in supporting biomarker testing legislation introduced in Ohio. This legislation would ensure that Ohioans covered by state-regulated insurance plans, including Medicaid, have coverage for biomarker testing when...

AMA Delegation Meeting with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s Office

The Virginia Delegation to the AMA recently met with Samantha Koehler, Health Policy Advisor for US Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as part of the AMA’s National Advocacy Month. Discussed were the AMA’s top three legislative priorities for this year: 1.) Permanent expanded...

AACU Management Transition Announced

Following careful consideration and analysis, the ACCU Board of Directors recently made the important decision to transition operational and day-to-day management activities of AACU to Veritas Association Management, effective March 1, 2022. Veritas will help AACU...

Standardized Coding for Telehealth Services

Dr. Reha testifying before AMA House of Delegates on telehealth coding resolutionBy William C. Reha, MD, MBA AACU President-Elect Virginia Delegation to the AMA Vice-ChairThe American Association... Read More

Looking Ahead — Empowered and Engaged

By Harbhajan Ajrawat, MD AACU State Advocacy Network ChairOver the years, the AACU State Advocacy Network has established itself as the preeminent grassroots advocacy network for urologists. Our... Read More