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Payer-Imposed Approaches to Lowering Costs Threaten Access to High-Quality Cancer Care

Oncology Practice Insider

As payers search for ways to control the rising cost of care, “utilization management" policies such as prior authorization and step therapy have emerged as ways to restrict, limit, or deny coverage for certain treatments. ASCO recently developed a media issue brief identifying common payer-imposed utilization management practices, the impact of these policies on people with cancer, and evidence-based ways to help ensure the appropriate utilization of anti-cancer drugs and the delivery of high-quality care. Read the brief.