Insurers, Health Care Providers Press Congress To Keep Medicare’s Value-Based Payments
The coalition is seeking to continue a move away from Medicare's traditional fee-for-service model. Also, several groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, announce plans to lobby insurers to streamline prior authorization procedures.
Providers Lobby Trump, Congress To Follow Path Away From Medicare Fee-For-Service
Providers and insurers are among healthcare leaders lobbying Congress and the Trump administration to continue to push Medicare into value-based payment models. A number of healthcare organizations, including the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of CEOs from various sectors of the industry, sent letters to Republican lawmakers hailing the benefits of payment models that focus on quality and value. (Dickson, 1/25)
AMA, AHA Form Coalition To Reform Prior Authorization Requirements
The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and 14 other healthcare organizations have joined forces to make it easier to adhere to prior authorization requirements imposed on providers. The coalition, announced Wednesday, will lobby health plans to streamline prior authorization for medical tests, procedures, devices and drugs. They say the current process is time consuming and can negatively affect patient care. (Castellucci, 1/25)