Archive January 2024

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CMS Rule Aimed at Curbing Prior Auth Abuse

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a long-awaited final rule that makes improvements to prior authorization practices used by health insurers.


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CALL TO ACTION: Tell Lawmakers to Cancel the Physician Payment Cut

On January 1, 2024, a 3.37 percent across-the-board cut to Medicare physician payments took effect. A cut of this magnitude will have ripple effects across the entire healthcare system. There is, however, an opportunity for the payment cut to be cancelled.  Bipartisan legislation introduced at the end of 2023 – H.R. 6683, the Preserving Seniors’ Access to Physicians Act – would eliminate the entire payment cut.


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