Hearing: Utilization Management: Barriers to Care and Burdens on Small Medical Practice

Committee on Small Business

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (11:30 AM)

2360 RHOB
Washington, D.C.
Health care providers want nothing more than to provide their patients the highest quality and most clinically appropriate care. However, due to utilization management programs such as prior authorization and step therapy, doctors are forced to spend their time working with insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers instead of treating patients. While cost saving efforts are critical to the nation’s health system, such programs are affecting the quality of care and proving burdensome to many small medical practices. The hearing will examine how the programs work and how they are impacting small medical practitioners in a variety of settings.

Witnesses

Dr. Paul M. Harari
Professor & Chairman, Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, on behalf of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 09/11/2019 at 05:15 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM

Dr. David R. Walega, MSCI
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. Chief, Division of Pain Management. Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, on behalf of American Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 09/11/2019 at 05:15 PM
  • Witness Biography and Witness Disclosure Form [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM

Dr. John S. Cullen FAAFP
Family Physician & Partner, Valdez Medical Clinic, LLC, Valdez, AK, on behalf of American Academy of Family Physicians

  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 09/11/2019 at 05:15 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM

Dr. Howard Rogers, PhD, FAAD
Owner, Advanced Dermatology, LLC, Norwich, CT, on behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology Association

Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 09/11/2019 at 05:15 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 09/10/2019 at 01:14 PM

Hearing Record

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Hearing: Witness List [PDF]

First Published: September 4, 2019 at 11:22 AM
Last Updated: September 11, 2019 at 05:15 PM