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AACU Fights Pharmacist Scope of Practice Creep in New Mexico

The AACU is tracking a number of bills this year related to the expansion of pharmacist scope of practice. Specifically, we are concerned about legislation in several states expanding scope of practice to allow for pharmacists to test, screen and treat a number of...

2023 No Cost Sharing Prostate Cancer Screening Legislation Update

The AACU (in partnership with ZERO and the AUA) is actively working on no-cost sharing prostate cancer screening legislation. These legislative efforts aim to give prostate cancer parity to several other cancers which offer screenings with no attached co-pays or other...

In Memoriam – Martin K. Dineen, MD (1952-2023)

Martin K. Dineen, MD (1952-2023) It is with deepest sadness that we inform you of the recent death of Dr. Martin K. Dineen, current AACU AMA Delegate and past president of the AACU. “Urology recently lost a wonderful doctor, physician advocate and a good friend. I...

Omnibus Package Provides Partial Payment Reduction Relief

The spending package signed into law on December 29, 2022, provides two pieces of partial relief for the significant physician payments cuts scheduled for 2023: A halt to the 4 percent Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) sequester for two years. Reduction in the physician...

Register now for AACU After Hours!

Make plans to join us at our 2023 AACU After Hours events! These informal virtual online gatherings give members an opportunity to learn more about AACU’s advocacy priorities and other important relevant topics – and there’s time for interactive discussion and...

Act Now to Prevent 8.5% Reimbursement Cuts

If Congress doesn’t take action by the end of this year, physicians face an 8.5% Medicare payment cut – an unsustainable number in the midst of inflation and rising practice costs. Physicians simply cannot afford to continue to operate under the current payment...

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...