Monday, January 22, 2018

Big Win in Big Apple for People with Chronic Conditions


We at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management and State Pain Policy Advocacy Network, along with our partner organizations, have some fabulous news to help ring in the New Year!

In a move that will help countless New Yorkers living with chronic pain and other chronic illnesses, Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that requires insurers to respond to step therapy appeal requests within 72 hours (and 24 hours in emergency situations) to prevent unnecessary delays in care.  AIPM strongly supports this bill, and we are grateful for the efforts of all of the advocates that helped to secure its passage.

Read our letter of support here.

See release from US Pain Foundation with more information about this win.

Here’s to another memorable year of advocacy that really counts!

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