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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 »

Why Do Health Insurers Require Prior Authorization?

Author Lauren Lau Published March 6, 2021 Word count 1,121 Health Insurers and Prior Authorization Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of prior authorization Medical Utilization Management “This procedure will require prior authorization.” Words that no patient or healthcare provider wants to hear when they are ready to proceed with a doctor-approved… Read More »

FDA Approves Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination with Cetuximab for the Treatment of BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) After Prior Therapy

Print this page April 8, 2020 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Braftovi® (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as ERBITUX®) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAFV600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior… Read More »

Can you take valium prior to surgery

Is there any difference between the common ones, like Xanax and Valium and if so, what is it? They are sometimes used with anesthesia to calm a patient down just prior to can you take valium prior to surgery or during their recovery. Xanax and Valium are both benzodiazepene drugs. Types of Anesthesia and Your… Read More »