[MMA News Now, Feb. 6, 2014]
In its efforts to address the increasing administrative burden faced by Minnesota physicians, the MMA is seeking input from physicians and their clinic staff regarding the issue of attaining prior authorizations for medications.
“Minnesota physicians are often overwhelmed with the burden and complexity of documentation and other administrative tasks,” said Janet Silversmith, MMA’s director of policy. “The MMA is identifying ways to alleviate administrative burdens, starting with an effort to reduce the complexity associated with the prior authorization process for prescription medications.”
To help in this effort, the MMA has created a new webpage
to gather input, which (unless noted otherwise) will be kept confidential.
“We’re going to gather input from our members for the next several months and use the findings to help inform where the greatest opportunities for improvement in the process exist,” Silversmith said.
Along with specifics regarding meds, insurance and medical specialty, the website will gather anecdotal information and ask for suggestions on how to improve the medication prior authorization process.