MiBiz: Advocates back bill to curtail prior authorization by health insurers

Posted on November 04, 2019

On Nov. 3 MiBiz published an article on a bill introduced in the Michigan Senate that seeks to reform health insurer’s prior authorization practices.

Included in the piece is a statement from the MHA on the issue, stating that attempts to reform prior authorization is “a responsible, cautious step toward reducing burdens on patients, providers and payers while still keeping measures in place for high-cost, complex services.”

“Our first priority at the MHA is always the health, safety and quality of care delivered to patients. To that end, we support modernizing the current structure of prior authorization requirements by insurers to better reflect the current needs of patients. We also appreciate the need to be mindful of costs, especially in today’s health care environment when medications and specialty treatments can be extremely expensive for all stakeholders.”

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Tags: MiBiz, prior authorization

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