Health Law & Policy

Urologist elected to AMA Board of Trustees

August 26, 2019

Willie Underwood, III, MD, MSc, MPH, the Buffalo, NY urologist elected to the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees in June, believes physicians must step up and help influence governmental decisions designed to improve and expand health care for all Americans.

Uro groups offer takes on Medicare for All

August 14, 2019

Representatives from several urology organizations discuss the concept of Medicare for All.

Residency funding urgently needed to address work force shortage

August 08, 2019

"State funding for GME is becoming increasingly important in the absence of significant movement from the federal government," writes the AACU's Ross E. Weber.

What health care issues should presidential candidates address?

July 18, 2019

​"I would love to hear candidates talk about the astronomically ridiculous prices hospitals charge for surgeries, even outpatient surgeries," one urologist says.

Proposals to mitigate 'surprise billing' affect all physicians

July 11, 2019

"While the medical profession struggles most with administrative barriers to patient-centered care, cost transparency is at the root of the general population's distress," writes Ross E. Weber.

AUA among groups urging passage of prior authorization bill

June 25, 2019

Hassles caused by Medicare Advantage prior authorization requirements are being targeted by a coalition of medical specialty organizations and a bipartisan group of congressional representatives who are responding to their concerns.

AUA advocates for GME funding bill

June 10, 2019

In the face of President Trump’s proposed annual budget cuts of $47.9 billion for federal graduate medical education programs over the next decade, the medical profession is urging Congress to approve legislation to significantly increase federal GME support and help combat looming shortages in both primary and specialty care.

Urologist advances in race for U.S. Congress

June 10, 2019

"If elected, [Greg Murphy, MD] will become part of a de facto Congressional Urology Caucus with Neal Dunn, MD," writes the AACU's Ross E. Weber.

Prior authorization takes its toll on urologists

May 08, 2019

Few physicians will argue that prior authorization is an administrative headache. Now, however, there are mounting data showing that prior authorization does more harm than good.

Feds, multiple states take aim at prior auth requirements

May 04, 2019

"The administrative burden associated with payer relations and benefit management contributes to rising costs and, in many cases, affects patient care," writes Ross E. Weber of the AACU.