Based on a partnership with Urology Times, articles from the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) provide updates on legislative processes and issues affecting urologists. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Contact the AACU government affairs office at (847) 517-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
posted: October 18, 2019
The agency proposes to add and re-value codes that account for complex care, expand reimbursement for telemedicine services, and simplify performance reporting requirements.
posted: September 11, 2019
Congress must eliminate the scheduled 6-year payment freeze and make additional adjustments to MACRA to ensure physicians have the support they need to transition into the program, and so that...
posted: August 13, 2019
Federal policymakers nipped at the edges of the GME funding problem via appropriations to other agencies…but a few dozen slots here and there will not keep up with retirements and the health...
posted: July 15, 2019
As a result, barely a week goes by without a congressional hearing on drug pricing or a state legislature considering how to shed light on the true cost of health care services.
posted: June 10, 2019
In an April 30 primary election, North Carolina urologist Greg Murphy, MD, came out on top of a crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for a seat in Congress. Dr...
posted: May 4, 2019
The administrative burden associated with payer relations and benefit management contributes to rising costs and, in many cases, affects patient care.
posted: April 12, 2019
The past month has been an active one for developments in Washington that impact health care, from proposed budget cuts to modernizing the Stark Law and boosting Graduate Medical Education funding.
posted: March 13, 2019
State lawmakers and federal regulators have taken significant steps in recent months to address conditions that restrict wide-spread integration of telemedicine into daily practice.
posted: February 20, 2019
The 116th Congress and state legislatures across the U.S. are making strides toward better access and affordability of drugs for patients. In just the first few weeks of the new Congress, several...
posted: January 16, 2019
Surveying the landscape as leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives swaps parties and governorships creep toward a 50/50 partisan balance, several opportunities to affect positive change...