[Prior authorization] needs to be fixed because [this process] takes up valuable time that we should be using for patient care. In general, I spend a minimum of 30 minutes on the phone when requesting a peer-to-peer or appeal on a medication that I deemed clinically appropriate for my patient. That is time I could be using to review labs, call patients and make management decisions.

– Amy K., Maryland
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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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