Lawmakers, Stakeholders Cheer Prior Auth Reform As Bill Clears W&M

By Michelle M. Stein / July 27, 2022 at 5:56 PM
Medicare Advantage prior authorization reform legislation sailed through the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday (July 27) with unanimous support as lawmakers touted provisions aimed at modernizing the process, including real-time authorization for routine services and time limits for prior authorization decisions -- even as some Republicans said prior authorization can be a useful tool for MA plans in certain circumstances and pointed to MA plans’ popularity. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), who spearheaded both the legislation Ways & Means...

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