Physicians score overwhelming victory in bid to fix prior authorization
Stories, data on patient impact carried the day with legislators, who mandated that insurers respond to all urgent prior authorization requests within a day.
Insurers’ progress on fixing prior authorization is disappointingly slow
Despite the potential patient harm posed by health plan prior authorization requirements, little meaningful progress has been made to reform the process.
Prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events
The AMA issued the new findings from its annual survey exploring physician experiences with prior authorization programs.
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.
8 ways speech-recognition software can work for your practice
Leaders at the Yale health system say physicians are clamoring to use medical dictation software that makes doctors’ lives easier and raises patient satisfaction. Here’s what you need to know.
Do you spend more time on administrative tasks than your peers?
Doctor paperwork does not affect all physicians equally. Find out how much time your physician colleagues spend on administrative tasks, and learn how to ease the burden.
AMA applauds HHS for revisions to Medicare E/M policies
The AMA applauded HHS efforts to rein in documentation requirements that interfere with the patient-physician relationship.
The overlooked benefits of medical scribes
It’s a given that using medical scribes will reduce data-entry time for physicians. But the myriad benefits this produces for patients and physicians are now being quantified by emerging research.
Prior authorization practice resources
Use prior authorization tips and guides to improve administrative efficiencies.