I am a nurse practitioner. I see this every day, in many different ways. One of the biggest problems I face is that one insurance company has made it a policy that they will not approve liquid antibiotics for anyone over the age of 11. I have several patients with G-tubes that can NOT swallow. I have to do a prior authorization every time to get liquid antibiotics.

– Kimberly H., New Mexico
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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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