Physicians complete an average of 41 prior authorizations per week. This administrative nightmare eats up roughly two business days (13.0 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.
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.
Ninety-three 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.