New AMA policies attempt to revamp prior authorization process

New AMA policies attempt to revamp prior authorization process

The AMA said it has adopted new policies regarding the prior authorization process, with its outgoing president stating that maintaining the status quo may cause “life-or-death consequences.”Bringing the prior authorization process under control has long been a priority of medical organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the ACP.The AMA’s new policies involve the authorizations made during a public health emergency, and peer-to-peer (P2P) conversations between a physician and an insurance company physician employee either during the initialRead More

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