Preserving the Practice of Urology in California Since 1986

PSA Screening Legislation in CA

CUA launched the effort for PSA Screening Legislation in 2017 resulting in AB 1520 - a bill that will save lives and help lessen healthcare disparities

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CUA has teamed up with Zero Prostate Cancer to support prostate cancer awareness and patient care.

November is Urological Health Month

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CUA Coalition supports HR56 -Resolution advancing Prostate Cancer Awareness

June 30, 2021

The CUA wishes to thank and acknowledge Assemblymember Marc Levine for introducing HR56 proclaiming September 2021 as Prostate Cancer Awareness…

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OP-ED: California lawmakers should address health disparities, stem rise in prostate cancer

May 20, 2021

Below is an Op-ed article authored by Peter N. Bretan, Jr., MD (CUA Past-President and CMA President) published by The…

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Assembly Bill 1520 Passes Health Committee Hearing

April 28, 2021

Success: Assembly Bill 1520 Passes Health Committee Hearing We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Health Committee has passed…

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CMA Council on Legislation Report –March 11 2021

March 31, 2021

Report: CMA Council on Legislation By Dr. John Lam, CUA Pres-Elect & Rep to CMA The following is a comprehensive…

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CUA 4 year PSA Leg effort results in AB 1520

March 10, 2021

PSA screening legislation is moving forward In 2017 CUA launched an effort to seek statewide legislation to preserve coverage for…

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Credits for CA Fluoroscopy License renewal during 2020 virtual meeting

October 8, 2020

Earn CEU and CME at no extra charge The CUA is pleased to announce that it has been able to…

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Synopsis: AUA Advocacy Summit 2020

October 2, 2020

By Dr. John Lam, CUA Secretary The following is a comprehensive summary of the Annual Advocacy Summit hosted by the…

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CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on George Floyd death

June 5, 2020

California Medical Association (CMA) President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement in response to the death of…

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Message from the President – Matt Cooperberg, MD

March 24, 2020

Greetings to all California urologists: The COVID-19 pandemic is easily on track to effect the greatest social upheaval the world…

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Special Bulletin – Telehealth Alert

March 22, 2020

Dear Members and Colleagues, The CUA wishes to share a recent Telehealth Alert from Mark Painter at PRS as well…

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CUA Annual Meeting 2021
@ WSAUA Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, October 31 - Nov. 4

  • All urologists & health pros invited
  • Date & Time tbd

We commend @RepKatiePorter for raising concerns about the Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) methodology. We know the QALY discriminates against Californians with disabilities, patients with cancer or a rare disease, and seniors. Federal policymakers must avoid ICER and the QALY.

Thank you Assemblymember Marc Levine @MarcLevine for introducing HR56 proclaiming September 2021 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in California.

“Unfortunately, sometimes that critical medication selection is taken away from physicians by insurance companies that want patients to try other medications first” #steptherapy #AB347 @CalMatters https://bit.ly/3quDS2y

California lawmakers should address health disparities, stem rise in prostate cancer https://pajaronian.com/california-lawmakers-should-address-health-disparities-stem-rise-in-prostate-cancer/ via @pajaronian support #AB1520 @bretanmd

Success: Assembly Bill 1520 passes Health Committee Hearing in 10 to 0 vote. Our first hurdle to no cost PSA Screening in Calif. Thank you to bill sponsors Assemblymember Marc Levine @AsmMarcLevine and Sen. Ben Allen @senatorbenallen and all who helped with your support.

Take Action today on PSA Screening in California! Support Assembly Bill 1520
This bill will save lives and help lessen healthcare disparities! Take Action Link: https://p2a.co/wllx3og
More info https://cuanet.org/support-ab1520/

There are several bipartisan federal policy proposals, like #HR4597 and #HR6179, cosponsored by CA representatives, that promote increased use of #biosimilars to benefit patients, providers, and budgets while preserving physician and patient choice.

Excellent panel at @SDChamber today discussing health care cost-savings possibilities like #biosimilars. CA has the potential to save hundreds of millions of dollars annually by increasing access to biosimilar medicines in the state.

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