Physician groups praise panel passage bill to end prior authorization
Leading physician groups applauded a Kentucky House committee for advancing a bill making it easier for people with addiction to opioids to receive treatment.
Prior authorization research & reports
Read the evidence supporting the need for prior authorization reform.
1 in 4 doctors say prior authorization has led to a serious adverse event
Physicians in an AMA survey also report that prior authorization delays access to care and that the burden associated with the process has gotten worse.
8 physician advocacy wins that set the stage for 2019
Despite D.C. turmoil, doctors score key victories at national, state levels on physician payment, gun violence, regulatory relief and more. Find out the AMA’s 2019 policy targets.
Landmark deal on medication-assisted treatment a model for nation
A breakthrough in Pennsylvania eliminates prior authorization for lifesaving treatment for opioid-use disorder. Every other state should follow suit.
How prior authorization hobbles breast cancer care
Research finds that prior-authorization requirements put as many as 17 process steps and 10 decision points between a breast cancer patient and the medications she needs.
Why prior authorization was a white-hot issue in 2018
Prior authorization comes between physicians and their patients’ care and needs to be fixed. Learn how that painful reality came into starker relief this year.
Inside Cleveland Clinic’s $10 million prior authorization price tag
Prior-authorization requirements impose heavy burdens for patients, physicians and health care organizations. Learn about the cost of prior authorization at the Cleveland Clinic.
AMA president outlines efforts to attack dysfunction in health care
Dr. McAneny also issues urgent calls for physician leadership to help reduce gun violence in America, end harassment in medicine