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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed broad rules changes that would ease some of the administrative burdens of prior authorization across a range of federal programs including Medicare Advantage, state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program fee-for-service plans, Medicaid managed care plans, CHIP managed care entities, and Qualified Health Plan issuers in the federal ACA insurance exchange. Bottom line: It's a big deal that could help set the stage for more improvements in the future.

Now, CMS wants to hear from you. The agency wants to know how the changes could ease administrative burden and improve care, and APTA is urging members and supporters to share their perspectives through comment letters to CMS by the March 13 deadline.

If you've already written to CMS, thank you. If not, here's a three-step guide to joining the effort.

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