AMA is tackling the overused prior authorization process
We’re standing up to insurance companies to eliminate care delays, patient harm and practice hassles. Learn how the AMA is leading the charge to fix prior authorization. Join our fight.
We are your powerful ally in patient care
Advocating for you
We are fighting for passage of a bill that would require Medicare Advantage plans to implement prior authorization reforms easing the burden on you and your staff.
Equipping you with resources
We led a coalition of medical societies and associations to develop "The Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles," identifying the most common patient and provider concerns (PDF).
Empowering you with research
Our annual physician survey quantifies the impact of prior authorization on patients and practices. For example, 93% of physicians report that this process delays care.
Minimize the impact of prior auth on practices
The AMA believes prior authorization programs used by insurers to control health care costs are overutilized, burdensome and present significant administrative and clinical concerns. We are working tirelessly to right-size prior authorization to eliminate care delays, patient harms and practice hassles.