Health Insurance Prior Authorization Act Unanimously Passes Senate

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Health Insurance Prior Authorization Act Unanimously Passes Senate

Santa Fe—The New Mexico State Senate passed unanimously SB 188, co-sponsored by Senator Gay Kernan (R-District 42). It is designed to alleviate many of the frustrations medical doctors have getting their patients pre-authorizations from insurance companies for medically necessary medicines and medical procedures.  Senator Kernan said SB 188 would streamline and reduce the prior authorization process that insurance companies require, making patients’ and doctors’ lives better.