Bills Would Create 1 Form for Authorization of Medicine | Health
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are advancing legislation that would create a universal form that doctors could use when patients need prior authorization for coverage of prescription drugs.
Bills approved last week by the state House and Senate (Senate Bills 178-79 and House Bills 4274-75) would make the state develop a standard methodology for doctors when insurers require prior authorization.
Supporters say some forms are too long and each insurer uses a different form, creating extra work for health care providers.
The legislation has not won final passage and is expected to get further debate when lawmakers return from a two-week break. It is being sponsored by Republican Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker of Lawton and Republican Rep. Gail Haines of Lake Angelus.
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