Latest AACU News

AACU Leaders Meet with Congressman Ruiz

AACU leaders met recently with Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA 36th) to discuss our policy concerns and priorities, including the MPFS, telehealth, prior authorization, GME funding, and more. Congressman Ruiz is an emergency medicine physician and sits on the House Energy...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — AACU Legislative Spotlight

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! The AACU, in partnership with the AUA and Zero, advocate for state legislation providing for no-cost prostate cancer screenings. We’re pleased to announce that after several legislative wins (including Illinois this year...

AACU Opposes Medical Chaperone Rules in Wisconsin and Oregon

Recently, the AACU opposed medical chaperone rules in Wisconson and Oregon, as the proposed regulations represent an unwarranted regulatory intrusion into medical practice. Additionally, as written, the regulations would place a substantial economic burden on urology...

AACU Reviews CMS released information on the No Surprises Act (NSA)

The AACU is reviewing this information and will respond as appropriate. The newly released information from CMS includes: Final rules taking into account the two district court rulings on the NSA, addressing issues related to disclosures by plans and issuers about the...

AACU Supports CA SB 107

The AACU joined the California Medical Association's letter in support of SB 107. This legislation protects patients' and providers' ability and right to receive and deliver gender-affirming care services and sets up proper liability and immunity protections for...

AACU Supports GOLD CARD Act of 2022, H.R. 7995

The AACU submitted comments in support of H.R. 7995, The GOLD Card Act of 2022. We believe that the GOLD CARD Act will provide more professional autonomy for physicians and better access to medical care by exempting qualifying physicians from prior authorization...

AACU Provides Comments on WA Naturopathic Physicians and Vasectomies

On August 12, the Washington Board of Naturopathy (BON) discussed a request from the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians about the authority of licensed naturopathic physicians in Washington State to perform vasectomies. The WANP believes vasectomies are...