Medtech industry, surgeons push Medicare to pull back prior authorization rules

CMS breakthrough rule cheered as tailwind for Abbott, J&J and Medtronic

Dive Brief: The Medical Device Manufacturers Association has joined 39 other healthcare stakeholders in voicing their strong opposition to an expansion of Medicare prior authorization requirements set to go into effect July 1.  MDMA and a broad coalition of surgeon

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Doctors say prior authorization led to life-threatening delays in care

People of color bear COVID-19's economic brunt

While providers expected insurers to relax prior authorization policies during the pandemic, 70% of surveyed physicians reported the changes were brief, if made at all, and did not relieve some of their burdens.   Slow prior authorization protocols contributed to

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How to Navigate Prior Authorization

How to Navigate Prior Authorization

One reason for Americans’ low trust in health insurance companies may be one of the industry’s most frustrating practices: prior authorization requirements.Prior authorization (PA) — also called preapproval, prior approval, preauthorization or precertification — is the process health plans use

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Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

Even after menopause, Gail Weiss had severe endometriosis that caused her excruciating pain. Weiss researched her options and found a surgeon out of state who performed specialized excision surgery. Her insurance company would only pay for a more standard surgery

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“Prior Authorizations” are Paralyzing Patients and Burning out Providers – The Health Care Blog

Driverless Cars or Keyboardless EMRs? Which Do We Need Most? – The Health Care Blog

By HANS DUVEFELT The faxes keep coming in, sometimes several at a time. “Your (Medicare) patient has received a temporary supply, but the drug you prescribed is not on our formulary or the dose is exceeding our limits.” Well, which is

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Company at centre of Johnson & Johnson vaccine problem has prior health citations: report – National

Company at centre of Johnson & Johnson vaccine problem has prior health citations: report - National

The company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for quality control problems.Emergent BioSolutons, a little-known company at the

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Gen X, Millennials in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

Gen X, Millennials in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, March 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Medicine may have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last century, but Generation X and millennials are in worse health than their parents and grandparents were at their

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Epic-Humana partnership enters new phase focused on prior authorizations

Epic-Humana partnership enters new phase focused on prior authorizations

A year-and-a-half into their partnership, EHR developer Epic and health insurer Humana are expanding the scope of their work together. The companies announced Wednesday that their partnership has entered a new phase — one which will focus on streamlining the

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Prior Exposure to Common Cold Won’t Shield You From COVID

Prior Exposure to Common Cold Won't Shield You From COVID

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It would be nice if it were true, but a bout of the common cold won’t protect you against the new coronavirus infection, researchers report. Colds are caused by seasonal coronaviruses

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Mount Sinai: Apple Watches spot heart rate variability changes prior to COVID-19 diagnosis

Mount Sinai: Apple Watches spot heart rate variability changes prior to COVID-19 diagnosis

Mount Sinai researchers are the latest to share data indicating that consumer wearable devices can help flag new cases of COVID-19 prior to molecular diagnosis. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the institution’s Warrior Watch Study

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