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Drs. Barbara Jung and Fola May continue to fight UnitedHealthcare on behalf of GI community

We're fighting back against UHC prior auth plans. Read AGA President Dr. Barbara Jung’s letter to UHC and Dr. May’s op-ed in Capitol Weekly.
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AGA leaders continue to raise concerns about UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) Advance Notification Program (ANP) and proposed “Gold Card” prior authorization program (planned for 2024), which will erect further barriers to care for patients who require colonoscopies and endoscopies.

This week, AGA President Dr. Barbara Jung wrote UHC’s Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President Rhonda Randall, expressing gastroenterologists’ worries around three areas of concern:

  • Lack of transparency

  • Practice burden

  • No details on Gold Card prior authorization program

Additionally, Dr. Fola May stressed how UHC’s policy shift will exacerbate health care inequities, particularly for patients of color in a new opinion article in Capitol Weekly.

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