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Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate

posted: March 25, 2021

Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate

SB 247 was introduced in the Senate on March 16. APTA Michigan will be tracking this closely and will definitely include this as a primary issue at Advocacy Day.

SB 247 is significantly better than the version of SB 612 that passed the Senate last year, but there is still advocacy work to be done to ensure that this is legislation that will improve outcomes for patients while reducing the prior authorization red tape providers are forced to navigate.

SB 247 has been referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee and will be up for a hearing in the coming weeks. We also expect the House to introduce their own version of prior authorization reform sometime before the end of April. 

 

Representative Julie Rogers Introduces APTA Centennial Resolution in the Michigan House of Representatives

posted: March 03, 2021

Representative Julie Rogers, PT and APTA Michigan member, is pictured here turning in her House Resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Click here to see Julie Rogers reading the resolution.  

To view the resolution click here:  Download file 

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