Health advocates pushing for step therapy at the Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Health advocates from a variety of patient and provider groups will also be at the Capitol Thursday calling for step therapy reform.

According to the group, step therapy is a process that makes it so patients must wait for prescribed medication until the insurance company approves or requires patients to take different medication.

The proposed legislation will allow doctors to appeal step therapy for patients that require particular treatment.

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