On October 17, 2022, the New York Step Therapy Alliance hosted a roundtable meeting
to discuss the current state of step-therapy law and reform efforts in New York; the impact of step-therapy on patients; how step-therapy protocols can be inconsistent with clinical best practices; health care providers’ perspectives and experiences; and how to achieve legislative success in 2023. The New York Step Therapy Alliance is group of likeminded organizations that advocates on behalf of patients with chronic conditions and supports limiting the interference of step-therapy protocols on patient access to their necessary treatments.
The roundtable meeting included a brief presentation by Aimed Alliance counsel, Ashira
Vantrees, on step therapy laws and legislation in New York; a discussion by patient advocacy groups regarding the use of step therapy policies; and a conversation with Senator Neil Breslin and Assembly Member John McDonald on the need for step-therapy reform in New York. Read the Executive Summary of the Roundtable Meeting, here.