AMA leads health care coalition calling for reform of prior authorization programs

The AMA, along with 16 other health care organizations, recently called for the reform of insurer pre-approval requirements for medical tests, procedures, devices and drugs because such prior authorization can delay or interrupt medical services, jeopardize patient-centered care and complicate medical decisions, according to a recent news release.To improve current prior authorization programs, the coalition is imploring for an industry-wide reassessment of the programs to support 21 new principles that are based on five broad categories: clinical validity, continuity of care, transparency and fairness, timely access and administrative efficiency and (Read more...)

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