March 10, 2023
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • Eliminating “bureaucratic” requirements such as prior authorization or other workflow tasks that keep providers from caring for patients will go a long way toward addressing the nationwide crisis of clinician burnout, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. said yesterday as part of a webinar with the American Medical Association (AMA). He said that the administration “is very committed” to streamlining the prior authorization process and cited a recent rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would reform prior authorization in late 2022, though provider groups have since pressed the administration tomove faster and ultimately do more. Murthy said the government is sympathetic to providers’ demands but placed some of the onus on industry to look at ways clinicians’ administrative burdens can be cut down. (Article here)