Action Needed!

Comment on CMS Prior Authorization Proposals
CMS is seeking comments on its proposals to improve prior authorization processes under Medicaid and CHIP managed care and fee-for-service programs, and Qualified Health Plans issuers on federally facilitated exchanges. APTA will submit comments and we encourage members to also consider providing input to CMS. Take action by visiting APTA’s Regulatory Action Center. 

Comment on HIPAA Proposed Rule
HHS has proposed a range of significant modifications to HIPAA that would make it easier for patients to view their own health records or share them with other providers. On the provider side, the proposed rule would make it easier to share patient data — and more of it — among providers and health plans. APTA will submit comments, and we encourage members to also provide input to HHS. Take action by visiting APTA’s Regulatory Action Center.

Friday Focus: The Updates You Want, Without the Ones You Don’t

Payment Issue: Covers payment trends, initiatives, legislation/regulation, and other related issues. Typically delivers the fourth Friday of every month.

Friday Focus highlights pertinent news from the past month and links to related information you might be interested in. It’s free to APTA members – but you must update your email preferences within your APTA profile and opt-in to be subscribed to Friday Focus.