Movement disorders impact millions of people across the United States and often burden patients with high medical costs. Friends and family of these patients provide extensive and uncompensated care, even while they face health problems and expenses of their own. Fortunately, innovative therapies now offer hope for patients, their families and society at large that debilitating movement disorders can one day be cured. 

The Movement Disorders Policy Coalition (MDPC) serves as a platform from which stakeholders, including health care providers and patients, can inform policy impacting patient access to approved therapies and appropriate clinical care.

By producing educational materials, hosting events, and leading direct advocacy efforts, MDPC supports patient-centric health care delivery models and the physician-patient relationship. As a coalition of stakeholders, MDPC advocates at the federal, state, and health plan levels for key health reforms that increase access and personalized care for patients with movement disorders.

Through the legislative and regulatory processes, MDPC advocates for reforms to utilization management practices that block patient access, including:

  • Prior authorizations

  • Step-therapy

  • Specialty-tiers with high co-insurance

  • Non-medical switching.