Legislation has been passed in the House of Representatives to protect patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans by streamlining prior authorization requirements that arbitrarily delay or deny access to medically necessary care. However, we now need your help to get this legislation passed in the Senate.
The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (S.3018) would require Medicare Advantage plans to establish a process to make ‘real-time decisions’ for services that are routinely approved. Further, the plans would be required to offer a process for electronic prior authorization and to report to CMS how extensively they use prior authorization and how often they approve or deny the relevant medications and services.
Take action today, and let your Senators know the importance of passing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act before the end of this Congress.