Prior Authorization

Description-iconThe prior authorization process with insurers lacks transparency and long wait times jeopardize patient outcomes. PAMED supports much-needed reforms.

Current-Legislation-iconCurrent Legislation:
Legislation to address prior authorization is being drafted. Rep. Steven Mentzer is expected to introduce prior authorization legislation as HB 1194.


PAMED Position
PAMED supports legislative efforts to help standardize and streamline the prior authorization process.


PAMED reviewed draft legislation and provided input. We expect the legislation to soon be introduced.


How it Affects You
If enacted, this legislation would help standardize and streamline the prior authorization process, assure that step-therapy requirements are based upon medical guidelines, and cut down on potentially harmful delays in treatment and testing for patients.


What is PAMED Doing About it?
PAMED is advocating for legislation that addresses the issues caused by the current prior authorization process.


What Action Should I Take?
Encourage your state representative to cosponsor Rep. Mentzer’s legislation. You can send a message through or find your legislator’s contact information at

More information from the American Medical Association can be found here.

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