May 13, 2021

NASS-Supported Prior Authorization Bill Reintroduced in Congress

May 13, 2021 - The National Association of Spine Specialists (NASS) pledged its support for H.R. 3173, the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation that would protect Medicare Advantage patients from the cumbersome prior authorization processes that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care.

This critical legislation was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Suzan Delbene (D-WA), Mike Kelly, (R-PA), Ami Bera, MD (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN).

NASS Letter to Congress    Contact Your Lawmakers

NASS Issue Brief

Download our issue brief for additional information and relevant federal legislative context surrounding prior authorization.


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Coalition Efforts

NASS has partnered with the Regulatory Relief Coalition (RRC) on this issue in advocating for regulatory burden reduction.

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H.R. 3173 Co-Sponsors

There are currently 135 co-sponsors for this legislation.

Review the NASS Scorecard to see if your Member of Congress has co-sponsored the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2021.