I am a pediatrician, and I find prior authorizations to be a huge burden to my office's productivity. Additionally, I have experienced significant delays getting my patients the treatments that they need, including life-saving treatments such as epinephrine autoinjectors for anaphylaxis and inhalers for asthma. I also struggle getting medications approved for ADHD, acne, and even some critically important psychiatric medications, leaving patients with severe depression and hallucinations untreated with delays ranging from days to weeks.

– Dr. Heather V., Florida
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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 authorization from an insurer? Or are you a physician frustrated with the administrative headaches and their impact on your patient?

Prior authorization is a burden on patients and physicians alike. The process is confusing, time consuming, and — most importantly — can cause delays in patients receiving the care they need.

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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