Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 03/20/2019

AMA To Issuers: Stop Foot-Dragging On Prior Authorization Reforms

By Amy Lotven
March 12, 2019 at 6:57 PM
The American Medical Association is pushing the insurance industry to work more quickly to change prior authorization policies that can delay care and harm patients, pointing to the results of a survey out Tuesday (March 12) that found little progress on five recommendations America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association had supported in January 2018. The recommendations included: selectively apply prior authorization requirements by exempting physicians that meet evidence-based guidelines from the requirements: adjust the...

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