AMA Releases Results of Prior Authorization Survey

In December 2017, the American Medical Association conducted a survey of 1000 practicing physicians (40% primary care/60% specialists) to gain more insight and data on the extent to which prior authorization requirements delay or interfere with patients receiving timely care AND the burden PA requirements place on physician practices. Click here for more information.

AMA efforts dovetail with those of many state medical associations dealing with these problems locally. The Arkansas Medical Society has been exceptionally active in passing legislation to curb some of the abuses of PA requirements but much remains to be done.

There is a PowerPoint presentation on Act 815 of 2017, written by AMS and sponsored by Senator Missy Irvin for more details. Act 815 of 2017, amended previous PA statutes passed by AMS to address the prior authorization problem.