Columbus, Ohio [March 30, 2023] - The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), the state’s largest and oldest association representing physicians, announced today its support for House Bill 130, sponsored by Representative Kevin Miller (R-Newark), which would create a Prior Authorization Gold Card Program for Ohio healthcare providers.
Prior Authorization is a process currently used by insurance companies that requires providers to obtain insurer approval before prescribing a treatment, test, or other medical service. If House Bill 130 is passed, it will create a Prior Authorization Gold Card, where providers who consistently adhere to evidence-based medicine will be exempted from certain prior authorization requirements.
To date, more than 30 Ohio healthcare associations, organizations, and practices have signed on to support House Bill 130. OSMA is looking forward to working with the coalition of provider and patient groups to support this critically important legislation.
The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is dedicated to empowering physicians, residents and medical students to advocate on behalf of their patients and profession. OSMA is the largest and oldest statewide physician-led association in Ohio. We are affiliated nationally with the American Medical Association and locally with county medical societies.