I am an ex-nurse and a disabled veteran … I had a loose titanium knee and it took me almost two months to get surgery due to all the hoops & phone calls to get through. Because of the wait my loose knee had chewed up the top of my tibia which had to be replaced with some more metal after cleaning out the necrotic tissue & bone. There are real consequences to such a wait.

– Kim R.M., Washington
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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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