Kentucky Medical Association

Kentucky lost hundreds of physicians when it most needed them

BY: - June 21, 2023

The commonwealth lost nearly 600 physicians from 2019 to 2022, Kentucky Medical Association Executive Vice President Patrick Padgett told legislators in Frankfort on Wednesday.  The loss of 590 physicians represents a $1 billion economic loss, Padgett said. It also means a hit to patient services.  And it happened during the deadly coronavirus pandemic that killed nearly […]

Doctor showing CT scan to patient in examination room at hospital

Bill adding exemptions to Kentucky prior authorization requirements clears committee

BY: - February 23, 2023

A Kentucky health committee passed a bill Thursday that would add exceptions to prior authorization requirements.  With 18 yes votes and one against, HB 134, framed as a way to save doctors and patients time, can now move to the House floor for a vote.  That’s despite testimony from insurance representatives who asked legislators to vote […]