Letter of Support

Neurosurgery Urges CMS to Adopt Prior Authorization Reforms

  • Reimbursement and Practice Management

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS-0057-P
P.O. Box 8016
Baltimore, MD 21244-8016

RE: Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes for Medicare Advantage Organizations, Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (the electronic prior authorization (e-PA Proposed Rule)

Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure,

The undersigned members of the Regulatory Relief Coalition (RRC), representing thousands of physicians throughout the United States, write to thank you for proposing the e-PA Proposed Rule and provide our thoughts regarding how the laudatory provisions of this proposal could be further improved. The RRC is a group of national physician specialty organizations advocating for regulatory burden reduction to ensure that utilization review policies are not a barrier to timely and equitable access to care for the patients we serve.

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