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JAC 2017: IPAB Repeal, Liability Reform See Renewed Focus
posted: April 4, 2017
Earlier this month, the AACU and AUA held yet another successful annual Urology Joint Advocacy Conference (JAC) in Washington. The conference featured presentations and panels on a host of pertinent urologic and advocacy-related topics, including Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal efforts, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reform and access to PSA-based screening, MACRA requirements, medical liability reform, and physician burnout.
A round of highly productive meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill capped off the meeting. Two topics of particular relevance were IPAB repeal and medical liability reform, both of which have legislative initiatives currently gaining momentum in Congress.