I retired a year ago after 38 years in the same office. One of the biggest reasons why I just couldn't do it any longer was prescription prior authorizations. I would sometimes work for 3 months to get an approval only to find out that the patient could not afford the $900 co-pay. (Yes, one patient's copay for a specialty injectable was $900!) … It made me so angry!”

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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.

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