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


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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…
Federation of American Hospitals
Prior authorization related to Medicare Advantage Plans is becoming a major stumbling block in patient care.
After a college student finally found a treatment that worked, the insurance giant decided it wouldn’t pay for the costly drugs. His fight to get coverage exposed the insurer’s hidden procedures for…
Internal documents and former company executives reveal how Cigna doctors reject patients’ claims without opening their files.
The Washington Post
Many patients seeking better drug treatments are being rejected by their insurance companies.
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.

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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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