Prior authorization comes between you and your patients’ care. The process needs to be fixed.
Prior authorization costs you valuable time.

Physicians complete an average of 31 prior authorizations per week. This administrative nightmare eats up roughly two business days (14.9 hours) of you and your staff’s time.* If an insurance plan covers a treatment that would benefit your patient, you shouldn’t have to waste time ensuring access to it.

Prior authorization undermines your expertise.

The criteria used for prior authorization are unclear. Physicians rarely know at the point-of-care if the prescribed treatment requires prior authorization, only to find out later when a patient’s access is delayed or denied. The ineffective system causes tension between you and your patients.

Prior authorization doesn't put your patients first.

Ninety-one percent of physicians say prior authorization sometimes, often or always results in care delays.* Your patients’ illnesses go untreated for longer because of an unclear, complicated process. Prior authorization is more than an administrative nightmare; it’s a barrier to providing timely, patient-centered care.

Share your story

Have you ever gone to the pharmacy to fill a prescription only to be told that your insurance company requires approval before they'll cover your treatment? Have you ever waited for days, weeks, or months for a test or medical procedure to be scheduled because authorization from an insurer? Or are you a physician frustrated with the administrative headaches and their impact on your patient?

Prior authorization is a burden on patients and physicians alike. The process is confusing, time consuming, and — most importantly — can cause delays in patients receiving the care they need.

Please tell us know how prior authorization has impacted you. We are looking for stories from patients and physicians to highlight and draw attention to this issue that is impacting the health of so many Americans.

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