AHA Statement on Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act
Executive Vice President
American Hospital Association
September 14, 2022
Hospitals and health systems commend the U.S. House of Representatives for their passage of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. In particular, we thank Reps. DelBene, Kelly, Bera and Buschon and the leadership of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees for their work on this important issue. This legislation takes important steps to reduce the burden and complexity of prior authorization requirements imposed by Medicare Advantage plans. These provisions will help Medicare patients access the care they need in a timely manner while reducing the strain on our already taxed health care workforce. The AHA is encouraged by Senate support on companion legislation and urges them to take action on these critical protections.
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