AADA supports bill to streamline prior authorization approval in Medicare

February 27, 2018

The AADA has sent a letter of support for the Standardizing Electronic Prior Authorization for Safe Prescribing Act (HR 4841), legislation intended to streamline and reduce delays for prior authorization approval in Medicare. The legislation would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide for the development of an electronic prior authorization standard for Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. The bill does not mandate that physicians or plans use it, but is intended to be a stepping stone to streamlining the prior authorization process.

Learn more in the AADA's letter of support for the Standardizing Electronic Prior Authorization for Safe Prescribing Act. To access the Academy's prior authorization assistance tools, click here.