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Congress Reintroduces Legislation to Streamline Prior Authorization

What’s happening: Congressional leaders have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address concerns regarding prior authorization (PA) and timely access to care for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.   

What else to know: The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act would establish an electronic PA standard, reduce the amount of time a health plan is allowed to consider a PA request, and require MA plans to report on their use of PA, including rates of approvals and denials.  

CHA supports this legislation and encourages members of the California delegation to sign on as cosponsors.