Plans Should Inform Patients of Network Status When Requiring PA - 03/25/2019
When a patient is preauthorized to receive a health care service scheduled at a facility, the health plan should use the information submitted on the standardized prior authorization form to inform the patient of the network status of any physicians or health care providers who may be involved in the preauthorized health care. It also should be used to educate the patient on what level of coverage the health plan will provide and what the patient’s financial responsibility will be to all physicians and providers.
Medicine to Feds: Back Off Prior Authorization Requirements - 03/07/2019
The Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, and a host of other medical societies are trying to stop onerous, care-impeding prior authorization requirements from overrunning Medicare Advantage plans.
Humana Peer-to-Peer Review Changing for Medicare Advantage Plans - 10/05/2018
Effective Aug. 1, Humana Medicare Advantage health plans will no longer offer peer to peer reviews after a medical necessity denial. Instead, the company will offer to schedule a peer-to-peer review before Humana issues the denial
TMA Delegates Push Back Against Preauth - 05/30/2018
The Texas Medical Association House of Delegates worked to recover the time and authority that insurance authorization and preauthorization requirements have increasingly taken from the state’s physicians.
U.S. Physicians Call Prior Authorizations An Overwhelming Burden - 04/12/2018
A nationwide survey released this week by the American Medical Association documents the growing, negative effects insurance companies’ prior authorization demands have on patients’ health and physicians’ time.
Facing More Hoops - 10/27/2017
Opioid abuse has killed tens of thousands of Americans in recent years, prompting health plans to adjust their prescription drug policies, including changing formularies and prior-authorization processes.