Health Policy and Advocacy

As the leading voice of independent urology group practices in the US, LUGPA educates policymakers on the benefits of integrated urologic care. Our members drive grassroots efforts by developing thoughtful analysis and engaging public officials through comment letters  on major legislative and regulatory proposals.




Recent Advocacy Updates and Policy Briefs:

Elevate Your Practice: Why LUGPA Advocacy Matters

Discover the tools to shape the future of urology practice! Access our "LUGPA Advocacy: Why it Matters" materials for insights and resources to promote change. Let's amplify our voice and uphold autonomy in urology. You can learn more here.

Members of Congress Need to Hear from You!
LUGPA DC Fly-In Dates 

Lawmakers are most responsive when they hear from physicians from their districts and states. That’s why we encourage your group to send a physician and/or senior administrator to Washington, DC to attend our Capitol Hill visits with the LUGPA Political Affairs Committee. Read a recap of our last fly-in here.  

LUGPA would like to thank the groups that made 2023’s Fly-Ins a success.

While the July 2024 event has reached capacity, we are still seeking members to attend future fly-ins. If you are interested in attending a future LUGPA fly-in, or if you would simply like more information, please contact Matt Glans at [email protected]. 


 2024 Legislative/Regulatory Priorities

  1. Sustainable Physician Reimbursement:
  2. Flexible Reimbursement Models/Site-Neutral Payment Reform:
  1. Promote Patient Access and expanded Care:
  1. Telehealth Integration:
  2. Provider Wellness and Workforce Shortages:
  3. Clinical Evidence for advanced testing:

Additional Resources


LUGPA Policy Brief: Step Therapy Update (April 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: Prior Authorization (April 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: Stark Law Update  (April 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Office Dispensing Policy Brief (May 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: Healthcare Price Transparency Update (May 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: PCR and NAAT Testing Medicare Update (June 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: Non-Competes in the Healthcare Marketplace (July 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Value-Based Care Models (July 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Hospital Consolidation, Mergers, and Acquisitions (July 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Combatting Financial Toxicity in Healthcare (August 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Prescription Drug Distribution and Drug Costs (August 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: No Surprises Act (August 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Sustaining the Health Care Workforce and Supporting Provider Well-Being (August 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Addressing Hidden Fees for Doctors in Health Care Payments (August 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: 340B Program Reforms and Concerns (September 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Enhancing Value-Based Care Adoption through Federal Legislation (September 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Seniors' Access to Critical Medications Act (October 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Preserving Patient Access and Physician Reimbursement in Medicare Drug Pricing Reform (October 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: The Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability (MEPA) Act (November 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Enhancing Provider Safety (November 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2023 (November 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Germline and Somatic Genetic Tests (December 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Enhancing the No Surprises Act and Federal Independent Dispute Resolution Process (December 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (December 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief: Prior Authorization Reform and the GOLD Card Act (December 2023)

LUGPA Policy Update: Preserving Seniors’ Access to Physicians Act (December 2023)

LUGPA Policy Brief Data Privacy and Health Information Exchange in Urology (December 2023) 

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) Reform Collection

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Resources, 2024

LUGPA Legislative Visit Guide