Are you curious about getting involved in AUA advocacy activities, but not quite sure where to start? Our new 2020 “Advocacy 101” series gives you the information you need to become informed and get involved in all areas of advocacy.
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Its Impact on Urology
Join us for a very important discussion as Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein, AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee Chair; Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, AUA Telehealth Task Force Member; Dr. Deepak Kapoor, LUGPA Health Policy Chairman; and Erika Miller, JD, Senior Vice President and Counsel, CRD Associates discuss the policies CMS finalized in the Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient final rules, as well as their impact on urology. Topics aim to include telehealth services, any ESWL-specific changes, evaluation and management guidelines and a general overview of what new updates will take effect on or after Jan. 1. 2021.
Update: As a result of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and its impact on urology, tune in to this very important presentation from Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein as he discusses the updated E&M Codes and Conversion Factors for urology.
Urologists Advocating to Advance Clinical Research
Hear the AUA’s incoming Research Council Chair, Dr. Steve Kaplan as he and his distinguished panelists discuss AUA research advocacy initiatives, including grassroots advocacy strategies and outreach efforts to lawmakers at the local and national level, which are designed to protect and secure federal funding for urologic research.
Urologists Working in the State Capitol: A Primer & Review of State Legislative Priorities
The famous saying – “all politics is local” – rings true, and this important session led by the AUA’s State Advocacy Committee will tell you how. Learn about the AUA’s state-level priorities and hear from active state advocates who work on behalf of urologists and the patients they treat.
Urologists on Capitol Hill: A Primer and Review of Federal Legislative Priorities
Join AUA Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Dr. Mark Fallick and guests as they present the AUA’s current federal legislative priorities, share important information about active legislation in Congress and explain how the urology community can help advance change in Washington, DC.
Urologists and Congressional Work: The Role of a PAC
In Washington, DC, political action committees – like AUAPAC – play an important role in the political process. AUAPAC Chair Dr. Thomas Rechtschaffen will lead this discussion about AUAPAC, how it raises the house of urology's profile and fosters relationships with members of Congress both in the nation’s capital and in their home districts.