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Medicare Advantage to Change for Millions Under New Plan

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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A new bill would change Medicare Advantage for seniors, and many might benefit from faster prior authorization times.

A bipartisan group of senators proposed the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act, which would make the prior authorization process more efficient, enabling seniors to get faster treatment and reduce unnecessary paperwork.

Senator Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, said prior authorization is the biggest administrative problem health care providers face, as they're required to get pre-approval for treatment, which can lead to long wait times and communication issues that can deprive...

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