House Bill 3173
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on May 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021
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May 14, 2021
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3173
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Health
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Summary

Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2021

This bill establishes several requirements and standards relating to prior authorization processes under Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

Specifically, MA plans must (1) establish an electronic prior authorization program that meets specified standards, including the ability to provide real-time decisions in response to requests for items and services that are routinely approved; (2) annually publish specified prior authorization information, including the percentage of requests approved and the average response time; and (3) meet other standards, as set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, relating to the quality and timeliness of prior authorization determinations.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
05/14/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
05/13/2021
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/13/2021
Introduced in House
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Record Created
May 14, 2021 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Nov 15, 2021 6:45:18 PM