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CMS CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rules

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual proposed rule that updates payment rates for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective January 1, 2023. This rule updates payment policies and payment rates...

AACU 2022 Annual Meeting – Registration is Open!

Gather the knowledge to thrive professionally at the AACU’s 2022 Annual Meeting, being held October 7-9 in Rosemont, Illinois. This year’s meeting marks a return to in-person meeting and is your chance to get inspired from leaders in the field and get up to date on...

AACU-Supported Prostate Cancer Screening Legislation Signed into Law

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Friday requiring health insurances and managed care plans to allow for prostate cancer screening. The bill will give Illinoisans free coverage of prostate cancer screenings without having to worry about deductibles,...

AACU Responds to SCOTUS Roe vs. Wade Decision

The mission of the American Association of Clinical Urologists is to develop and advance health policy to preserve and promote the autonomy of urologists and support the care of their patients. With this in mind, the AACU strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

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...