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Washington Committee Chair Featured in Article on Prior Authorization

Following an AANS/CNS Washington Office press release, News Medical published an article on July 4, “AANS, CNS urge CMS to finalize rules to improve prior authorization.” The article noted the AANS and the CNS joined 61 bipartisan senators and 233 members of the House of Representatives in urging CMS to finalize updates to prior authorization. The article quoted AANS/CNS Washington Committee chair Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS:

Our message to policymakers is simple: our patients cannot afford to wait or jump through unnecessary hoops to get care for painful, debilitating and life-threatening neurologic conditions. When finalized, these rules would remove barriers to patients’ timely access to care and allow physicians to spend more time treating patients and less time on paperwork.