AMA in Action: Fixing prior authorization
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Advocacy in action: Fixing prior authorization

Prior authorization is a health plan cost-control process that delays patients’ access to care. Learn how the AMA is tackling prior authorization.

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Fight Regulatory Burdens

AMA-inspired changes to office visit reporting will save the typical office-based physician 180 hours of documentation each year.

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$15 billion win for physicians on prior authorization

The final CMS rule on prior authorization will cut patient-care delays and ease physician burdens, leading to big savings for practices.

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Cancer patients’ verdict on prior authorization? It’s horrible

Cancer treatments can be awful, but so is having to navigate prior authorization to get oncologist-recommended care. Learn more with the AMA.

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Want to help physicians battle burnout? Fix prior authorization

The time-wasting, care-delaying process of prior authorization contributes to physician burnout. Learn how the AMA tackles prior authorization.

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7 prior authorization terms that drive every doctor to distraction

Consult this handy glossary to better grasp the frustrating cost-control practice and learn how the AMA leads the charge to fix prior authorization.

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Terms Every Doctor Should Know
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2 big insurers take small steps to ease prior authorization burden

United Healthcare and Cigna appear to move in the right direction. Learn how the AMA is working on all fronts to right size prior authorization.

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What doctors wish patients knew about prior authorization

AMA Immediate Past President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, explains how the cost-control practice delays care. Patients can help the AMA tackle prior authorization.

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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House bill advances “gold card” model on prior authorization

Physicians with a 90% prior authorization approval rate in Medicare Advantage would be spared the care-delaying rigmarole. Learn more with the AMA.

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Big step forward in Congress to fix prior authorization

The powerful House Ways and Means Committee has advanced provisions to overhaul the prior-authorization process that delays patients’ access to care.

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