Medical Necessity Testimony for Health Policy Commission

In August, CliniciansUNITED submitted testimony to the Health Policy Commission on proposed changes to medical necessity criteria. You can read the full request for testimony with description of  the proposed changes here. A snippet of our testimony:

“Clinicians spend an inordinate amount of unpaid time on the phone and completing online authorizations with insurance companies making the case for why their clients meet medical necessity requirements to continue treatment. The insurance representatives have never met the client, yet they make the decision on whether or not treatment is approved. How is this the standard of care that we are working toward keeping?”

To read CU’s full submitted testimony, click here.


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