TOP PRIORITY: PRIOR AUTHORIZATION
HB 1271/SB 143
Sponsors Rep. Lee Johnson, MD (Greenwood) & Sen. Missy Irvin (Mountain View)
Both Prior Authorization “Gold Card” bills have been assigned to Insurance and Commerce committees and are awaiting Fiscal Impact statements.
If passed, this legislation would:
- Remove ALL prior authorization requirements from January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024.
- Give “Gold Cards” based on specific CPT codes and includes prescriptions.
- Continue prior authorization exemption for 12 months for each medical service scored at 90% or above for those first six months of 2024.
- Not apply to Medicare or ERISA plans.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
Contact your legislators TODAY and share with them stories about how prior authorization negatively impacts the lives of your patients. Ask them to support these bills and even sign on as a co-sponsor.
To send a message to your legislator, visit ARKMED.org/advocacy and click on the Locate Your Legislator tab.
DOCTOR OF THE DAY
Due to the winter weather this week, we were only able to host one physician for Doctor of the Day this week
Thanks to Theresa Wyrick, MD of Little Rock, for serving at the Capitol on Monday, January 30.
There are a few dates available to serve as Doctor of the Day.
If interested, contact Laura Hawkins.
SAVE THE DATE
AMS will host the next Advocacy: On Call
virtual meeting on
February 14 at 6 pm.
to discuss legislation filed and strategies to reach our legislative goals.
All members are invited to attend to share your input and learn how they can help support these issues.
No registration is required to attend.