Now it’s up to Congress to act on prior authorization reform
Health plans have not enacted the prior authorization reforms they agreed to years ago. New congressional legislation offers a remedy.
Physicians call on Congress to address prior authorization reform
AMA survey release coincides with introduction of Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act
Prior authorization reform initiatives
See how the AMA is improving the prior authorization process.
AMA in the News
AMA in the News: April 2021
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for April 2021.
As COVID-19 peaked, prior authorization’s harmful burdens continued
The vast majority of physicians say health plans have gone back to normal on prior authorization, or never relaxed their requirements amid the pandemic.
Most physicians had little relief from prior authorization as COVID cases soared
Health insurer requirements for advanced approvals associated with treatment delays, care disruption, and patient harm.
COVID-19 policy recommendations for OUD, pain, harm reduction
The AMA provides policy recommendations to help guide policymakers reduce the stress of patients with an opioid use disorder and pain during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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