#44 Cutting Prior Authorization Delays With the ‘Gold Card’ Act
Lengthy prior authorization processes delay care for patients and contribute to physician burnout. Using Texas as a case study, this episode explains how solutions like the federal version of the state’s GOLD Card law would streamline approvals for medically necessary care as well as make insurance requirements more electronic and transparent.
More on AAOS’ prior authorization advocacy efforts: aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/prior-authorization
Previous podcast episode on prior authorization: aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-19
2023 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week: aaos.org/advocacy/get-involved/orthopaedic-advocacy-week
Guest: Christine Kean, COO, The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group
Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council