New ACG Membership Benefit: Prior Authorization Template Letters

From the ACG Prior Authorization Task Force Leadership Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG and Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG

The ACG Board of Governors and the ACG Practice Management Committee recently formed a task force to help reduce the burdens of prior authorization while the College advocates for comprehensive policy reforms.

Task Force Created to Help Membership: The ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council created a survey to gauge the burdens of prior authorizations in gastroenterology. The results from ACG members highlight the problems that prior authorization incurs on patient care and GI practices. The results were published in the Red Journal and used in ACG’s advocacy materials.

New to the ACG Practice Management Toolbox! The Task Force has now developed a series of downloadable prior authorization template letters for membership. These letters are vetted by the clinical subject-matter experts and will be updated regularly. Stay tuned for more template letters!

More Tips in the Toolbox: The Task Force also interviewed colleagues and representatives from commercial payors for tips on getting timelier approvals. What are some common mistakes GI practices make, according to payors? Read the article: Tools to Help Manage Prior Authorization: Concepts to Help Decrease the Hurdles.

ACG will continue to be your policy and practice management resource for clinical GI.

Thank You ACG Prior Authorization Task Force!

Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG (Chair)
Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG (Vice Chair)
Joseph Cappa, MD, FACG
David Hass, MD, FACG
Whitfield Knapple, MD, FACG
Baharak Moshiree, MD, MSc, FACG
Shireen Pais, MD, FACG
Shabana Pasha, MD, FACG