Survey: Reduce Prior Authorization Regulatory Burdens
ASPS and the Alliance of Specialty Medicine are working to minimize the regulatory burdens associated with prior authorization. This issue is a top priority for both societies in advance of 2019 given the overuse of prior authorization by health insurers. Direct feedback from providers can help ASPS and the Alliance effectively advocate on this issue and will be incorporated into educational and advocacy collateral.
To effectively demonstrate the need for prior authorization reform, the societies have created a short survey to obtain information that can be translated into advocacy initiatives. ASPS members are strongly encouraged to complete the short survey and provide concrete data on the crippling burden of prior authorization.
Additionally, the American Medical Association conducted a survey in 2017 that showed that physicians complete an average of 29.1 prior authorizations per week. This cumbersome administrative work averages out to almost two full business days of medical staff time. ASPS members can share specific anecdotes on how prior authorization affects your practice by visiting www.fixpriorauth.org/physician. Patients who have been negatively affected by prior authorization can go to www.fixpriorauth.org/patients to share their stories.