Movement On Bipartisan MA Prior Auth Bill Hinges On New CBO Score

By Bridget Early / February 22, 2023 at 4:07 PM
A popular bill to overhaul Medicare Advantage prior authorization could be reintroduced and move quickly through Congress, as long as the Congressional Budget Office rescores the measure’s costs as negligible, an expert told Inside Health Policy. The bill stalled last Congress due to its high cost, but House GOP leadership recently asked CBO to rescore the measure taking into account CMS’ proposed prior authorization reforms, the expert said. The bill’s proponents, like Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), have fought to...

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