Modernizing prior authorization for Medicare Advantage patients is vital to reducing the delayed care, harm and costs which are the legacy of an antiquated process requiring faxes and phone calls in time-sensitive clinical situations. We thank Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Larry Bucshon, M.D (R-IN) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) for their efforts to make e-prior authorization a long-overdue reality. This legislation would benefit millions of America’s seniors, reduce clinician time, improve evidence-based healthcare and reduce costs.
Premier urges Congress to bring common sense reform and transparency to prior authorization by passing the Improving Seniors Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173).