Legislators Exclude Costly MA Prior Auth Fix From Omnibus

By Bridget Early / December 21, 2022 at 1:25 PM
A much-anticipated Medicare Advantage prior authorization bill with significant bipartisan support failed to make it into Senate leadership’s sprawling deal on health provisions in the year-end omnibus spending bill unveiled Tuesday morning (Dec. 20). Proponents of the prior authorization bill are still hopeful it could pass as a standalone bill instead of getting bumped to next Congress. The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access To Care Act, which unanimously passed the House in September , would overhaul MA prior authorization and shift...

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