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Neurosurgeon Pens Op-ed on Prior Authorization Reform

On Jan. 14, The Hill published an op-ed by neurosurgeon Richard Menger, MD, MPA, titledStreamlining the Process of Prior Authorization for Medical and Surgical Procedures.” In the op-ed, Dr. Menger — a member of the AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee — highlighted the need to streamline the cumbersome process of prior authorization for medical and surgical procedures in the Medicare Advantage program. “Reducing the footprint of prior authorization bends the arc towards that proper direction of reform,” according to Dr. Menger. In his piece, Dr. Menger also references the work of the Regulatory Relief Coalition — of which the AANS and the CNS are founding members — to pass federal legislation to improve prior authorization.

Read the cross-post in the Neurosurgery Blog promoting the op-ed.