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COA Urgent Comments to White House on Prior Authorization During COVID-19 Emergency

(COA) Mar 20, 2020 - We ask that you request all private health insurance companies serving the Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, and the commercial insurance markets to immediately waive all “prior authorization” requirements for cancer treatments during this COVID-19 crisis. Dear Mr. President: We are writing this urgent letter on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), an organization representing community oncology practices that treat the majority (more than half) of all Americans with cancer. Unfortunately, cancer does not stop for any crisis, and patient treatment must continue during this national emergency.

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Veronika Bachanova (Posted: March 20, 2020)

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We ask that you request all private health insurance companies serving the Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, and the commercial insurance markets to immediately waive all “prior authorization” requirements for cancer treatments during this COVID-19 crisis. Dear Mr. President: We are writing this urgent letter on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), an organization representing community oncology practices that treat the majority (more than half) of all Americans with cancer. Unfortunately, cancer does not stop for any crisis, and patient treatment must continue during this national emergency.

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