RRC lauds proposed rule mirroring House-passed bill to streamline prior authorization in Medicare Advantage program.
Coalition concurs with CMS that changes are “overdue, feasible, and would benefit patients and providers.”
Read RRC’s press release here.
The lead sponsors of The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173) sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership urging them to advance the bill in any year-end legislative package.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) survey shows negative impact of prior authorization on cancer care. Nearly all oncology providers report prior authorization causing delayed care and other patient harms.
RRC Sends Letter to E&C Oversight
Read the letter here.
Better Medicare Alliance Endorses Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act
Read what the organization, that includes major health plans, has to say.
RRC hosts briefing with Senators and staff on The Improving Seniors’ Access to Timely Care Act (S.3018/H.R. 3173)
We were thrilled to be joined by Senators Marshall and Sinema live, as well as Senator Thune by video. We were also joined by staff participants Charlotte Pineda (Marshall), Abby Duggan (Brown), Danielle Janowski (Thune), Kevin Dawson (Cassidy), Sylvia Lee (Sinema), and Anthony Theissen (Carper).
Most recently, we have focused on common sense reform of Medicare Advantage plans use of prior authorization. Our aim is to ensure that prior authorization is not a barrier to timely access to care for the patients we serve.