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[December 28, 2016]
WA ACC Letter to the Insurance Commissioner

To Mr. Jim Freeburg, Office of the insurance Commissioner

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology by Tim Dewhurst, MD, FACC President

December 28, 2016

Dear Mr. Freeburg:
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the CR – 102 proposed rule regarding pre-authorization. These comments are submitted by the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology which represents over 600 cardiovascular professionals providing care in Washington State.

Our active membership includes physicians, surgeons, advanced practice clinicians, pharmacists, practice administrators and cardiovascular technicians. Our goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of the residents of the state of Washington. We congratulate the office for trying to help streamline the prior authorization process. The current state law allows insurance companies to use pre-authorizations to try to control costs. However, pre-authorizations increase the costs of providing care by adding administrative work for health care providers. In addition, pre-authorizations cause delays in patient care, which are inconvenient for many patients and cause harm to some patients.

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In order to render assistance to members experiencing hassles with payers, whether it is a delay in payment, inappropriate bundling, or even being on hold too long, members can file their complaints online at .  This also allows us to capture these issues to document any trends that are occurring across a state or the country.

Pinnacle Practice Survival Toolkit: Click here for various tools and resources relating to practice survival and practice evolution.

PQRI:  For help in this area, we have the PQRI Wizard.   We are working to develop a marketing avenue and materials once we have the details confirmed.  We are also planning at least two webinars for members to explain what the Wizard is and how to use it.  Here is a copy of an early marketing piece still in draft form.  Stay tuned for more Advocacy Aids and responses to member and practice needs to come.

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