Medicare prior authorization programs have saved an estimated $1.1 billion

According to a Government Accountability Office, CMS should continue its prior authorization demonstration projects, currently on pause or scheduled to end this year, or risk “missed opportunities for achieving its stated goal of reducing costs and realizing program savings.” The report found the handful of Medicare prior authorization programs have saved an estimated $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion through March of 2017. Read further findings click on attached link. Read article here…

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