Educational and Advocacy Resources

Learn more about the effects of prior authorization on both patients and physicians.

Resources

In the News

Kaiser Family Foundation
While prior authorization has long been used as a tool to contain spending and prevent people from receiving unnecessary or low-value services, there are some concerns that current prior…
The Washington Post
As a health and science reporter, I’ve studied the maze of U.S. health care. But when my son got sick, I still got lost.
Roll Call
Providers say Medicare Advantage plans make it difficult for enrollees to receive much-needed, evidence-backed opioid treatment.
American Medical Association
During an early surgical rotation, Kansas City medical student Victoria Gordon felt a wave of heat flash over her entire body during a Caesarean section she was assisting. 
Healthcare Dive
In addition to a backlog of more than 9,000 prior authorization requests, L.A. Care failed to properly address more than 67,000 grievances or appeals from its members.

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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 you needed authorization from an insurer? Or are you a physician frustrated with the administrative headaches and their impact on your patients?

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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