Latest AACU News

State Legislative Update — Copay Accumulator Legislation

The AACU is advocating in Ohio for HB 135 – legislation that would require insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to count all payments made on behalf of a beneficiary to their deductible and out-of-pocket maximums for prescription medications. Payers are increasingly...

2022 Midterm Election Results

Throughout the 117th Congress, UROPAC supports and collaborates with legislators to advance the priorities of the urology profession, and supports them in their candidacy for office. UROPAC-supported legislators had an incredibly successful 2022 midterm election , and...

New UROPAC Chair Announced

UROPAC is pleased to announce that C. Mark Jackson, MD, has been selected as the new chair of the UROPAC board. Previously, Dr. Jackson served AACU as the chair of the AACU Employed Urologist and has been an active voice in furthering the mission of AACU in the...

Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule Released

This week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule final rule. The AACU is reviewing the final rule, and remains concerned about the 8.5% payment cuts that physicians will face due to a combination of...

AACU Supports HR 8800 — Take Action to Stop Payment Cuts!

The AACU strongly supports the bipartisan introduction of the “Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022” (HR 8800) by physician Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D., (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN). Due to a combination of statutory and budget neutrality payment cuts,...

AACU Announces 2022 Herb Sohn Award Recipient

Elliott Lieberman, MD is presented the Herb Sohn award by Damara Kaplan, MD, PhD, AACU Immediate Past President.The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) is pleased to announce that Elliott Lieberman, MD, is the 2022 recipient of the Herb Sohn Award. This...

Graduate Medical Education and Physician Workforce Shortage

Ensuring a Well-Trained Physician Workforce. Increase Federally Funded Physician Training Programs Request Urologists urge Congress to acknowledge the importance of specialty medicine and address urological workforce shortages that jeopardize patient access to care....