RALEIGH — This week the NCMS Payer Task Force continues its discussions of recommendations designed to respond to payer requirements that compromise patient care and increase administrative burden.

The Task Force includes representatives from numerous specialty practice areas.

The group has identified the growing burden associated with prior authorization as top priority. Additional issues include step therapy, recoupments, and retroactive denials.

The goal is to recommend advocacy efforts targeting these issues to the NCMS Board of Directors for inclusion in the NCMS’ 2023 advocacy priorities.