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Neurosurgery Featured in Article about Prior Authorization

On Nov. 24, Medscape published an article titled “Did Prior Authorization Refusals Lead to This Patient’s Death?” Katie O. Orrico, Esq., AANS/CNS senior vice president for health policy and advocacy, discussed pending legislation in Congress (H.R. 3173 and S. 3018) that would improve prior authorization in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. She noted that if enacted, MA plans would have to comply with the requirements of the regulations so they will have “teeth in the form of a mandate.”