✦ In public remarks made Feb. 11, CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at possible regulatory changes to prior authorization. Verma says CMS has received more than 2,000 comments on the subject of prior authorization, and held 35 “listening sessions” with stakeholders. On the legislative side, insurers have expressed concern about a bill that would standardize prior authorization in the Medicare Advantage program (HPW 9/30/19, p. 4).
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