Datapoint: Michigan Creates Prior Authorization Reform Law
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) last week signed into law the Health Can’t Wait Act, which decreases wait times for health care services and prescriptions that require prior authorization. The bill also obligates insurers to provide its members with more information about the prior authorization process. Approximately 10.5 million people have full medical coverage in Michigan, with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (4,520,146 lives), Priority Health (1,138,268 lives) and UnitedHealthcare (756,330 lives) serving as the state’s three largest insurers.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans