The Alliance of Specialty Medicine wrote to Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and John Thune (R-ND) in support of their legislation, S. 5044, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act.  This bill would improve the prior authorization process in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans through increased transparency and the establishment of an electronic prior authorization process. 

 Patients are now experiencing significant barriers to medically necessary care due to prior authorization requirements for items and services that are eventually routinely approved. S. 5044 will help streamline, standardize, and modernize prior authorization in the MA program. 

Click here to read the letter.