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Congress Continues to Shine Light on Health Plan Abuses

On May 17, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), held a hearing on “Examining Health Care Denials and Delays in Medicare Advantage.” Among the witnesses was a widow whose husband had difficulty getting medically necessary treatment, despite the efforts of their neurosurgeon. The AANS and CNS submitted letters for the record urging Congress to take action to hold MA plans accountable, including reforming prior authorization.

Click here for the Regulatory Relief Coalition letter and here for the Alliance of Specialty Medicine letter.