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Seeking support for the Prior-authorization Bill at AAHomecare conference

Last week, H.R. 2445 – Prior Authorization bill was introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). At the core, this legislation seeks to reduce the amount of burdensome audits against which providers continue to fight.

Vice President of VGM Government Relations John Gallagher said, “The prior authorization bill introduced by Congresswoman Blackburn is a strong step to reign in the excessive amount of audits that providers are buried in. Providers are losing crucial cash flow for years while they go through the appeals process, and this bill will play a big role in reducing those audits.”

Gallagher, Clint Geffert, and Tom Powers will be attending over 30 congressional meetings during the AAHomecare Legislative Conference this week. They will be seeking support for the prior authorization bill in addition to the letter to HHS/CMS from Rep. McMorris-Rodgers.