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Platinum Ambassador Spotlight: Amy Barron, OHIO

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE REACHES GOAL!

 By Amy Barron, Platinum Ambassador, OH Advocacy Committee

I am privileged to serve as a member of the Arthritis Foundation’s Ohio State Advocacy Committee. Advocacy committees like mine help to chart the course of local and state-wide advocacy action for our arthritis community. Many of our committee members serve as Arthritis Foundation Advocates and Ambassadors, at both the state and federal level.

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Advocate Success in Ohio: Governor Kasich Signs Prior Authorization Bill Into Law

On Monday, June 13, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 129, an important piece of prior authorization legislation, into law. The bill, sponsored by Senators Capri Cafaro and Randy Gardner:

  • ensures that prior authorization requirements or restrictions are listed on the health insurer’s website and allows providers and patients to obtain prior authorization through a web-based system;
  • ensures that any new or future prior authorization requirements are disclosed prior to the new requirement being implemented;
  • requires that once a prior authorization has been approved, the insurer will not retroactively deny the service based upon previously approved medical necessity or coverage criteria; and
  • requires a faster turnaround on prior authorization requests and a streamlined appeals process in the event a prior authorization is denied.

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