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Washington Committee Chair Featured in Article on Prior Authorization

Following an AANS/CNS Washington Office press releaseBecker’s Spine Review published an article on July 29, “Neurosurgeons urge Congress to pass bill addressing prior authorization by year’s end.” The article quoted AANS/CNS Washington Committee chair John K. Ratliff, MD, FAANS, who noted that “the onerous prior authorization process has increased significantly over the last several years — causing unacceptable delays and denials of medical treatments. Dr. Ratliff went on to state that “Our patients cannot afford to wait or jump through unnecessary hoops to get care for painful and life-threatening neurologic conditions” and called on Congress to pass legislation to reform prior authorization in Medicare Advantage this year.