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OSMA Supports Introduction of Federal Prior Authorization Legislation


This week, the bipartisan Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act  was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The legislation aims to significantly reform the prior authorization process with Medicare Advantage Plans. OSMA and numerous other physician organizations support this important piece of legislation. OSMA has worked to pass prior authorization legislation at the state level and will be continuing to address additional changes later this year. However, these efforts don’t apply to Medicare Advantage Plans—as they are regulated federally. This new federal initiative will address these plans in the following ways:

Read the Press Release about this Legislation's Introduction > 

OSMA will be working with Senators Brown and Portman to pass this important legislation. We will continue to update OSMA members on its progress and how you can help advocate for its passage.


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