AHA Statement on Introduction of The Improving Seniors' Timely Access To Care Act

Stacey Hughes
Executive Vice President
American Hospital Association

June 12, 2024

The AHA greatly appreciates the leadership from this bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives by reintroducing vital legislation to streamline the broken prior authorization process in the Medicare Advantage program. By removing unnecessary barriers that create delays in treatment, this meaningful bill will improve access to care for seniors and allow caregivers to spend more valuable time at the bedside with patients and less time on burdensome paperwork.