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Regulatory Actions

RRC leads efforts to improve patient access to care through proper regulation of prior authorization and reduction of administrative burdens.

CMS' Prior Authorization Demonstration for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services

CMS' Prior Authorization Demonstration for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services would require Ambulatory Surgical Centers to obtain prior authorization before providing certain surgical procedures. RRC provided several questions to CMS about this demonstration and expressed concerns regarding the proposed information collection activity.

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CMS' Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes for Medicare Advantage Organizations (Electronic Prior Authorization) Rule

RRC championed the electronic prior authorization rule supporting provisions that align with the Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act and recommended improvements to transparency requirements and decision timeframes for prior authorization. RRC provided comments to CMS when the rule was proposed, and the rule was finalized on January 17, 2024.

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Contract Year 2025 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program

The 2025 Medicare Advantage (MA) Proposed Rule includes several provisions related to prior authorization of interest to RRC. RRC made recommendations to improve the rule to better protect patients and reduce physician burden relating to prior authorization requirements.

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