Tag: Prior Authorization process

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 Transformation

How Prior Authorization Transformation Benefits Patients, Providers and  Payers

Prior authorization transformation of consent is a source of worry and concern for everyone involved: patients, members, providers, and payers. What was needed was a structure to coordinate all stakeholders and organize the program. In January 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized requirements to expedite the authorization process; this requirement will […]
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New Billing Codes-for Prior Authorization Work Proposed by AMA

New Billing Codes for Prior Authorization Work Proposed by AMA

New billing codes: Medical experts might consider creating new billing codes for the time doctors and their support staff spends working on prior authorizations. The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Board meets May 9-11 in Chicago. On the meeting’s agenda are three potential new CPT codes “for reporting services (physician, QHP, […]
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Streamlining Prior Authorization Final Rule

The Impact of CMS-0057-F on Streamlining Prior Authorization Processes

An improved Prior Authorization Final Rule can result in shorter wait times, fewer delays in the delivery of patient care, and a reduction in costs. CMS has finalized the Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule (CMS-0057-F), which was published by CMS on January 17, 2024. It will reduce the burden on patients, providers, and payers […]
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Prior Authorization Reform Rule Proposals

CMS Unveils Contentious Prior Authorization Reform Rule Proposals

Physicians and healthcare experts are urging Medicare to lead reforms in the time-consuming prior authorization (PA) process, which often causes delays in patient care. However, they caution against excessive reform, as it could exacerbate the problem rather than improving it. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have put forth two proposals for […]
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AHA Calls for Medicare Advantage Inclusion in Prior Authorization Rule

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has asked CMS to include Medicare Advantage organizations in its proposed rule that would streamline the prior authorization process and reduce patient care delays. In December 2020, CMS released a notice of proposed rulemaking about improving prior authorization, following past administrative and clinician struggles. If the rule is finalized, there […]
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