Coalition will urge Congress to ensure coverage of prosthetic urology treatments

August 18, 2005

The Coalition for the Advancement of Prosthetic Urology is holding its Second Annual Congressional Advocacy Day Sept. 20 in Washington, DC.

The Coalition for the Advancement of Prosthetic Urology is holding its Second Annual Congressional Advocacy Day Sept. 20 in Washington, DC. This year, CAPU is working to make sure Congress moves forward with the "Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment Equity Act," which recognizes prosthetic urology procedures are critical to the health and well-being of men who suffer from incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer surgery.

In passing the "Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act," Congress recognized that breast reconstruction surgery is an important component of a woman's total breast cancer treatment and recovery, and therefore, Congress required private insurers to cover breast reconstruction. Similarly, CAPU believes Congress should enact the Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment Equity Act to ensure that all insurance plans cover post-prostate cancer prosthetic urology treatments, said John Mulcahy, MD, CAPU's chairman.

Urologists interested in participating in Congressional Advocacy Day should contact Gail Daudert of CAPU at gdaubert@reedsmith.com.