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The AUA is the leading advocate in the area of urology. We work on behalf of our members and their patients to ensure critical interests are promoted to a wide array of decision makers. Whether contacting lawmakers on Capitol Hill or federal officials in government agencies, our sole purpose is dedicated to the practice of urology and urological health.

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New Prior Authorization Legislation Introduced

The AUA, together with the Regulatory Relief Coalition, has announced support for H.R. 3107, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019. As previously reported, this bill would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care. The AUA has launched a grassroots campaign urging lawmakers to cosponsor this bill. Please consider contacting your Representative and asking your community to do the same.   Contact Your Representative

House Includes Screening Language in Appropriations Bill

On May 7, in its report to the Fiscal Year 2020 Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, the House Appropriations Committee included language encouraging the National Cancer Institute to increase its investment in research for prostate cancer screening in high-risk populations. The inclusion of this language is in direct response to ongoing advocacy by the AUA and other groups and meetings held during the 2019 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit.   Read More

FDA Supplement and Drug Recalls

The AUA strives to regularly notify its members about pertinent FDA alerts and recalls including medical devices, drugs and supplements in the AUA Policy & Advocacy Brief blog and on AUANet.org.   Learn more

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AUA Policy & Advocacy Brief

The AUA Policy & Advocacy Brief blog, hosted on Urology Place, features the latest news and information related to urology advocacy and practice management.   Read the blog

Become a Urology Advocate

Member involvement is critical to advocacy. Get involved and get the tools and information you need to join your fellow urologists and urologic professionals in advocating for change.   View action alerts

Advocacy Priorities

The AUA is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology and works on behalf of its members and their patients. AUA's legislative priorities include preserving access to appropriate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, promoting medical liability reform and promoting urology/cancer research funding.   Learn more

Are You Choosing Wisely?

Access the AUA’s List of 15 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question, as well as additional resources developed as part of our participation in the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.   Learn more