• ACP supports CMS proposal to improve prior authorization process

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    The ACP has commended CMS' proposal to require payers to streamline the prior authorization process to reduce delays in patient care and expand access.
    “Current approaches to prior authorization cause unnecessary delays in patient care and burdensome administrative roadblocks that prevent physicians from spending more time caring for their patients,” ACP President Ryan D. Mire, MD, said in a press release.
    The proposed rule would require certain payers to implement an electronic prior authorization process, CMS said in its own press release. Payers would also need to shorten
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  • CMS proposes rule to streamline prior authorization, require justification for denials

    CMS proposes rule to streamline prior authorization, require justification for denials

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    CMS has proposed new rules intended to improve access to health information and “streamline” processes that are involved with prior authorization, according to a press release from the agency.
    “CMS is committed to strengthening access to quality care and making it easier for clinicians to provide that care,” Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, an administrator at CMS, said in the release. “The prior authorization and interoperability proposals we are announcing today would streamline the prior authorization process and promote health care data sharing to improve the care
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