21 principles to reform prior-authorization requirements

The utilization-management requirements that gobble up physician and staff time while interrupting or delaying appropriate care need to be dramatically reshaped to ensure they are clinically valid and implemented in a way that is transparent, timely, efficient, flexible and standardized. That is the resounding message set forth in a comprehensive set of 21 principles released Wednesday by the AMA and a coalition of 16 other organizations representing physicians, medical groups, hospitals, pharmacists and patients.

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