Advocating for Patients and Physicians

IN FOCUS: FIXING PRIOR AUTHORIZATION

Cut prior auth hassles by making it part of EHR workflow

The inefficient, manual prior-authorization process often relies heavily on the use of fax machines and telephone calls. Electronic prior authorization technology integrated with practices’ e-prescribing workflow can speed the process. The AMA also advocates broader fixes to prior authorization.

What your state can do to fix prior authorization run amok

State medical societies looking to get their legislatures to address prior authorization (PA) don’t have to start from scratch. Legislators in Pennsylvania and other states have crafted their own bills using model legislation drafted by the AMA as a foundation. The AMA’s model bill is designed to make the PA process timelier and less opaque.

In 3 states, long-sought reforms tackle administrative burdens

Prior authorization is a major practice burden. How do you compare?

In health plans’ overused and inefficient requirements, physicians see more than just an administrative burden. They see real-life consequences for patient care.

How insurance companies’ red tape can delay patient care

21 principles to reform prior-authorization requirements

Pains of prior authorization create pressure for reform

Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief

Is the prior authorization process impeding your ability to provide quality care to patients? Use these tips to relieve your frustrations.

5 tips to minimize prior authorization delays

Dashboard tracks CMS moves toward regulatory relief

Regulatory burdens impede lower-cost, higher-quality care

How we're fighting administrative burdens and regaining time

Physicians take on prior authorization rules that hinder care