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We must fix prior authorization to protect our patients

More than 90% of doctors see how prior authorization hurts patients. We’re making considerable progress to fix prior auth, but there’s a lot more work to do.

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Leadership
Leadership Viewpoints

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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AMA survey indicates prior authorization wreaks havoc on patient care

New findings issued from AMA’s annual survey exploring physician experiences with prior authorization programs.

Press Releases
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When health plans delay and deny, they must say why

Prior authorization requests are routinely denied with little to no explanation. AMA also moves to hold payers legally accountable for patient harm.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians
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AMA adopts new prior authorization reform policies during Annual Meeting

Policies aimed at fighting for greater insurer accountability and transparency for prior authorization requirements

Press Releases
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With the EHR, half of prior authorizations get instant approval

Hundreds of staff hours saved so far, says an Ochsner Health physician leader. More importantly, the EHR prior auth workflow is helping patients.

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Prior Authorization
Health System Spotlight
AMA in Action: Fixing prior authorization
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Advocacy in action: Fixing prior authorization

Download PDFs of reports, model legislation or a state law chart. Prior authorization is a health plan cost-control process that delays patients’ access to care. Learn how the AMA is tackling prior authorization.

Prior Authorization
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Fixing prior auth: These critical changes must be made

The payer cost-control process of prior authorization wastes physicians’ time and delays patient care. Dive deep on five big reforms that are needed.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians
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Fixing prior auth: 40-plus prior authorizations a week is way too many

AMA survey data shows that’s the average weekly workload for one physician. Learn how the AMA is fighting for prior auth reduction.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians
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Fixing prior auth: First, speed up payers’ response times

Sluggish action on prior authorization requests can mean hospitalization or death. Learn how the AMA’s fighting to speed up prior authorization.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians