Prior authorizations top list of gripes in survey of medical practices

Medical group practices ranked prior authorization requirements as their top regulatory burden, followed by Medicare's Quality Payment Program, according to new survey results released Oct. 14 by the Medical Group Management Association.

The survey of executives representing more than 400 group practices found that 83 percent of respondents said prior authorization requirements are very or extremely burdensome.

The Medicare quality payment program ranked as the second most burdensome program. Seventy-seven percent of respondents called it very or extremely burdensome.

Other regulatory issues respondents found very or extremely burdensome were:

  • Audits and appeals (67 percent)
  • Lack of EHR interoperability (65 percent)
  • Medicare Advantage chart audits (61 percent)
  • Translation and interpretation requirements (54 percent)
  • Medicare and Medicaid credentialing (47 percent)
  • HIPAA privacy and security (42 percent)
  • Federal fraud and abuse law (24 percent)

Read the full survey results here.

 

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