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Medtech industry, surgeons push Medicare to pull back prior authorization rules

Dive Brief: The Medical Device Manufacturers Association has joined 39 other healthcare stakeholders in voicing their strong opposition to an expansion of Medicare prior authorization requirements set to go into effect July 1.  MDMA and a broad coalition of surgeon groups sent a letter on Wednesday to Acting CMS Director Elizabeth Richter arguing that two… Read More »

Cigna sees medical utilization bounce back in Q3

Dive Brief: Cigna’s traditional medical utilization bounced back to near-normal levels during the third quarter (95%), executives said Thursday during a call with investors. When factoring in COVID-19 testing, treatment and member support (removing cost-sharing for members) it sent Cigna’s medical care ratio to 82.6%, above what analysts had expected. As the uncontrolled virus continues to… Read More »