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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…
American Medical Association
Prior authorization plays a major role in physician burnout. Joining to break down the big impact of this administrative burden is Marilyn Heine, MD, a member of the AMA Board of Trustees and…
New York Magazine
Prior authorization buries doctors in paperwork and delays care, sometimes with disastrous results.
Insurers’ denial rates — a critical measure of how reliably they pay for customers’ care — remain mostly secret to the public. Federal and state regulators have done little to change that.
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…

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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?

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