In its ongoing advocacy to address the help patients adversely affected by step therapy, the Alliance of Specialty Medicine wrote a letter of support to the Senate sponsors of S.464, the Safe Step Act. This bill would provide patients and providers with a clear and transparent appeals process when subject to step therapy protocols instituted by insurers. The letter was addressed to Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV).
The Safe Step Act would help return medical decisions that impact patients’ lives back to physicians and patients, thereby helping to restore the physician-patient relationship. For these reasons, the undersigned organizations of the Alliance extends its strong support.