Providers, Insurers Push Lawmakers In Two Directions On Prior Auth

By Michelle M. Stein / September 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM
Providers and patient advocates are calling on lawmakers to back a bill limiting prior authorization in Medicare Advantage, but the insurance lobby is pressing policymakers not to impose any statutory restrictions on the process. Almost 370 organizations, including the American Medical Association, National Patient Advocate Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, sent a letter to lawmakers on Sept. 10 urging them to get behind legislation introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly...

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