‘Care Delayed is Care Denied’: What Prior Authorization Changes Means for Home Health Providers

October 13, 2022

Legislation that is moving through the government could lead to quicker prior authorization for home health. The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act is intended to improve health care for seniors by, reducing the cumbersome prior authorization.

“In addition to requiring electronic prior authorization, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act requires MA plans to publicly share what their prior authorization rules are,” Alina Czekai, vice president of strategic partnerships at Cohere Health, told Home Health Care News. “It also requires them to share with CMS their approval rates, denial rates and overall just adds more transparency to the system.”

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