Category: Prior Authorization

Prior Authorization Challenges

5 strategies to address Prior Authorization Challenges

Prior Authorization Challenges are a growing hurdle for medical practices dealing with Medicare Advantage plans. Recent investigations reveal concerning trends: improper denials and a lack of transparency from some insurers. This can significantly delay or even block essential care for patients. The Problem with Prior Authorizations Improper Denials: A government investigation found that Medicare Advantage […]
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Streamline Prior Authorizations and Reduce Stress for Your Patients

Streamline Prior authorizations can be a real pain, but with a few adjustments, you can make the process smoother and save yourself and your patients some stress. Here are 5 tips to streamline prior authorizations: Know Your Triggers: Become familiar with medications and procedures that frequently require prior authorization. Identify alternative options, like generics, that […]
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Prior Authorization Reform: Progress and Positive Steps

Prior Authorization Reform: AMA’s Impact on Doctors, Patients

 Prior Authorization Reform, a lengthy and often frustrating process for payers to control costs, remains a major challenge for doctors. A recent AMA survey of 1,001 physicians found that 89% of physicians believe prior licensure hurts clinical practice. A surprising 33% said the worst things, such as death or hospitalization, were rights-related.  The AMA recognized […]
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CMS released the CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization final rule

CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule: On January 17, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization final rule (CMS-0057-F). The final rule aims to reduce the burden on patients, providers, and payers by consolidating the authorization process and moving the industry electronically. Affected payers must […]
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Authorization Denials

Stop Authorization Denials in Tracks

Getting bogged down by authorization denials? You’re not alone. Here, we explore common roadblocks and effective strategies to keep your revenue flowing smoothly. Challenge: Drowning in Last-Minute Authorizations Solution: Divide and Conquer with a Multi-Team Approach Separate teams can tackle present and future authorizations. The “Today” team verifies benefits and identifies authorization needs for upcoming […]
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