Published: May 14, 2024

LISTEN | Major Changes from CMS on the Prior Authorization Final Rule

Learn how the new final rule will help you navigate these processes more quickly and efficiently, while providing needed transparency and, ultimately, improving patient care.

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Prior authorization requirements are one of the biggest obstacles physicians face on a daily basis. Prior authorization has crept into even the most routine and basic patient care. The administrative burden associated with prior authorization requirements causes care delays, worsens patient outcomes, and contributes to provider burnout. In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that seeks to streamline prior authorization under several types of health plans, including Medicare Advantage.

Frequ En Tcy Ep Thumb Advacocy 3 P Changes Base2In our latest podcast, Eugene G. Brown III, MD, RPh, AAO-HNS/F At-Large Director, explains the most important elements of the rule and how it will help physicians navigate these processes more quickly and efficiently, provide needed transparency around procedural aspects and decision making, and improve patient care.  

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