HHS-OIG Video April, 28, 2022 – Medicare Advantage Denials of Care

Healio Article – January 24, 2022 – Q&A: Prior authorization policy for cataract surgery results in costly delays to care

The Columbus Dispatch – November 30, 2021 – Doctor’s Aetna has thrown up barriers to sight-saving surgeries

Medscape Article – November 24, 2021 – Did Prior Authorization Refusals Lead to This Patient’s Death?

Healio Press Release, November 2, 2021 – AAO, ASCRS warn of prior authorization, step therapy restrictions in open enrollment

AAO Article, November 1, 2021 – AAO and ASCRS are urging consumers to be aware of insurance policies that can limit their access to sight-saving procedures and treatments.

AANS-CNS Press Release, October 28, 2021 – Neurosurgeons Applaud Senate Letter to CMS Calling for Improvements to Prior Authorization Process

Richmond Times-Dispatch Op-Ed, October 26, 2021 – Aetna’s cataract policy reflects how insurer approval has blurred patient care

MadCity News Article, October 26, 2021 – Bill gains House majority support

Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release, October 20, 2021 – Coalition Applauds Senate for Introduction of Prior Auth. Reform Legislation

Marshall, Sinema, and Thune Introduce Legislation to Put Patients over Paperwork » Senator Roger Marshall, October 20, 2021 – Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the IMPROVING SENIORS’ TIMELY ACCESS TO CARE ACT, bipartisan legislation that would improve timely access to quality care for seniors under Medicare Advantage.

AANS-CNS Release on Prior Authorization Legislation, October 8, 2021 – Neurosurgeons are enthusiastic about progress of legislation to streamline prior authorization in Medicare

H.R. 3173 Over 218 Milestone Press Release, October 8, 2021 – The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021 has reached a significant milestone, with one-half of the U.S. House of Representatives co-sponsoring the bill

Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release, May 13, 2021 – Read what the coalition has to say about the House introduction

Members of Congress Press Release, May 13, 2021 – Read what the bill’s sponsors have to say

Premier Press Release, May 13, 2021 – Read what the bill’s supporters have to say

Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release, December 15, 2020 – Read what the coalition has to say about the Senate introduction

Members of Congress Press Release, June 12, 2020 – A bipartisan majority of the House now supports the bill

Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release, June 11, 2020– The bill has reached an important milestone with one-half of the House co-sponsoring the legislation

Regulatory Relief Coalition Press Release, September 9, 2019 – Read what the Coalition has to say

Members of Congress Press Release, June 5, 2019 – Read what the bill’s sponsors have to say

Stories of Interest

Cataract Surgery Prior Authorization an Unnecessary Burden for Practices

Insurance Company Abuses Are Putting More Patients’ Care Out of Reach

AGA Fights Policies that Burden GI Practices and Delay Patient Care

When Prior Authorization Practices Go Too Far

Industry Voices—How Prior Authorization can Disrupt Medically Necessary Care

Texas is Reining in Prior Authorization that Harms Patients. Congress Should, too.

Aetna Is Attempting to Practice Medicine and It Could Endanger People’s Vision

Aetna Requires Precertification for All Cataract Surgeries, Angering Ophthalmologists

Bipartisan Bill Would Improve Medicare Patients’ Access to Care

Bill Seeks to Streamline Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage Plans

House Bill Seeks to Cut Red Tape on Prior Authorizations in Medicare

Medical Groups Endorse Legislation to Reform Prior Authorization

Bipartisan Bill Looks to Reform Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization

Congress Considers Fixes For Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization

Cardiologists Support Bipartisan Prior Authorization Bill, Praising its ‘Transparency’ and ‘Oversight’

Doc Groups Object to New Prior Authorization Rules in Medicare

Providers Applaud Bill To Establish Electronic Prior Authorization System For MA

Streamlining the process of prior authorization for medical and surgical procedures

House Committee Throws Spotlight on Prior Authorization Burden

AMA Urges Congress to Pass H.R. 3107 (Video)

Insurance Companies Aren’t Doctors. So Why Do We Keep Letting Them Practice Medicine?

Prior Authorization Bill Expected in Congress This Week

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Curb Use of Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

ASTRO Voices Support for New Prior Authorization Legislation

Blue Cross Denied Kelly Doran a Scan During His Recovery from Lung Cancer. So he Switched his 250 Employees to HealthPartners.

More Blue Cross Complaints Emerge. What’s Happening?

Blue Cross Defends New Policies That Some Say Restrict Needed Care

211007 Dr. Aizuss Op-ed in MedCity News