Do you want to reform prior authorization in DC?

Councilmember Mary Cheh has introduced B24-6555, Prior Authorization Reform Amendment Act. The bill was co-introduced by Councilmembers Allen, Bonds, Lewis George, and Gray. The bill is supported by MSDC and modeled after the American Medical Association's prior auth guidance. Learn more at our prior auth webpage, www.msdc.org/priorauth.

We have been fighting this issue for ten years, and this may be our best chance to pass these reforms. Below are four ways you can help fix DC prior auth today.

  1. Share your prior authorization (horror) story
  2. Contact the Council (and let MSDC know)
  3. Spread the word
  4. Add your name to our special prior auth update list

                    



1) SHARE YOUR PRIOR AUTH STORY

Your real-world experiences with prior auth are important in educating decision makers and the public. MSDC is collecting stories about the negative impact of prior authorization on patients and practices. Please provide your story below or by emailing [email protected].



2) CONTACT THE DC COUNCIL TODAY

The DC Council needs to hear from you about how prior auth harms your patients and practice and why reform is badly needed. Here's how you can make an impact:

Find your DC Councilmember here: DC Council Info

Contact your Councilmember and urge them to do the following:

We realize that you are busy, and we are here to help. Talking points are available in this one-pager or contact Robert Hay Jr for help with a call or email. Make sure to include your own personal experiences.



3) SPREAD THE WORD

Please forward this email to your colleagues so that they can get involved. It is important for the DC Council to understand the impact of prior auth on the entire physician community.

Social media is another powerful way to spread the word and share the case for prior auth reform. Be sure to tag MSDC and use the hashtag #FixDCPriorAuth so we can amplify your posts.

Twitter | @medsocdc
FB | @MedSocDC
Instagram | @medicalsocietydc

4) ADD YOUR NAME 

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