AACU News & Notes

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Prostate Cancer Screening Cost Sharing

posted: February 11, 2020

Attention Maryland Urologists,

Doctor-And-Patient

Two Maryland General Assembly legislative committees are considering proposals to enhance the state’s prostate cancer screening coverage requirements.

HB852 and SB661 would prohibit insurers from applying a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance to coverage for prostate cancer screenings (DRE and PSA test). This is not a new mandate. The bill proposes only to enhance the current requirement access and promote parity with other disease states.

  • HB852 is on the House Health and Government Operations Committee agenda for Thursday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.
  • SB661 is on the Senate Finance Committee agenda for Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 p.m.

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is coordinating speakers for each hearing. Many of you work closely with ZERO on community events so you know they are Very Good and Vital Partners.

If you’re able to travel to Annapolis on February 13 or February 26, please contact Ross Weber at AACU-HQ, noting whether you’d consider sitting on the panel for the Senate presentation. Ross will put you in touch with the appropriate people.

Take Action
Act Now!
  • Attend the hearing in person as an observer.
  • Speak as a panelist at the Senate hearing.
  • Contact your legislators: A. Urge support in committee (if applicable) or B. Request sign on as a co-sponsor.

AACU staff is available to facilitate the best course of action. Contact Ross at AACU-HQ.

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