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Neurosurgery Calls on Health Plans to Suspend Prior Authorization

In an open letter, the AANS and the CNS joined the Regulatory Relief Coalition in calling on all health plans to suspend prior authorization and similar utilization review requirements for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19-related services until normalcy in the health care delivery system is restored. Waiving all prior authorization requirements during this national emergency and its immediate aftermath will help ensure that patient access to critical health services is not inappropriately delayed or denied.