Why D.C. Council should act now to fix prior authorization
Prior authorization is bad for patients and physicians. The AMA is fighting in the D.C. Council, and Congress, to fix this obstacle to patient care.
April 1, 2022: National Advocacy Update
With BA.2 in view, no time to skimp on COVID-19 funding and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
I’m used to my patients’ prior auth hassles. Then came Mom’s.
Excessive prior authorization processes pose a significant obstacle to the quality of care our patients need and deserve.
Why prior authorization is bad for patients and bad for business
Prior authorization delays care that leads to negative clinical outcomes for patients that can interfere with the responsibilities of their jobs.
Feb. 18, 2022: Advocacy Update spotlight on prior authorization
Physicians report prior authorization hurts workforce productivity and more in the latest Advocacy Update issue spotlight.
Physicians report prior authorization hurts workforce productivity
AMA urges employers to grill health plans on the impact of prior authorization on patient care.
New physician “gold card” law will cut prior authorization delays
Breakthrough law means doctors with a 90% prior authorization approval rate are exempt from certain requirements. Learn more with the AMA.
Fight Regulatory Burdens
AMA-inspired changes to office visit reporting will save the typical office-based physician 180 hours of documentation each year.