Myriad Genetics brings you a casual, yet educational podcast about modern topics in Urology. Because every man with prostate cancer deserves a better answer.
On this episode of TMU, we sit down with Ray Wezik, the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the American Urological Association (AUA), as we dive into the world of patient advocacy and lobbying. Ray shares his perspective as someone who works with over 75 patient advocacy organizations to leverage their voices and become better advocates together. We discuss the importance of collaboration between patient advocacy and medical professionals for effective efforts, and Ray shares insights on how networking events are bringing patients and urologists to state capitals to advocate for solutions and funding for research programs. Ray also shares valuable insights on working with regulatory agencies like CMS, and the value of determining CPT codes.