HISTORIC PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REFORM
Enacted the most comprehensive patient protection bill considered by the legislature in two decades, streamlining the prior authorization process for commercial plans, Medicaid, and CHIP. HAP participated in a bill signing with Governor Wolf.
- Enacted long-sought reforms to improve coordination between physical and behavioral health care providers by aligning state laws with HIPAA and other federal requirements
- Secured nearly $250 million dedicated to behavioral health capacity, including augmented funding for counties, school-based mental health services and $100 million in one time funds for adult behavioral health priorities