Removing regulatory barriers to timely access to care

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.

The lead sponsors of The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173) sent letters to House Leadership and the Administration about the importance of this prior authorization legislation.

Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act is Scheduled for a House Vote on September 14th

Read RRC’s Letter to House Leadership here.

Read RRC’s Letter to Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee here.

Ways and Means Advances Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

Read RRC’s letter of support to Ways and Means here.

Read RRC’s press release here.

Read AANS-CNS’ press release here.

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.

New GAO Study Finds Prior Authorization Less Likely to be Granted for Mental Health

Read the GAO study.

Read analysis of the study.

Mental Health Groups Endorse Bipartisan Prior Authorization Legislation

Congressional champions call for legislation to be included in mental health package.

Read what Rep. DelBene has to say.

Read the MHLG Letter.

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).   

Watch the briefing and view the slides.

Coalition Applauds Senate for Introduction of Prior Auth. Reform Legislation: Coalition Calls for Congressional Action in 2021

Review the Senate bill (S. 3018).

Read the Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release

Read what the bill’s sponsors have to say.

About RRC

The Regulatory Relief Coalition (RRC) is a group of national physician specialty organizations advocating for regulatory burden reduction in Medicare so that physicians can spend more time treating patients.

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.

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