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AANS/CNS Washington Committee Publishes Op-Ed on Prior Authorization

On June 25, MedPage Today published an op-ed by John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, a neurosurgeon and chair of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee. Titled “Prior Authorization Is Hurting Our Patients,” Dr. Ratliff discusses how prior authorization is hurting patients and how bipartisan legislation in Congress, The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173/S. 3018), can help address these problems in Medicare Advantage. On July 14, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post to amplify the message.