Everything my pain management doctor had tried to get for me through a prior authorization has been denied. Now I’m just in constant pain and not able to do anything—much less enjoy the day. It’s ridiculous that all the sudden I have to have a prior authorization when they have covered it since 2006. It’s just outrageous what they are doing to us…I can’t afford to eat and purchase all the meds, so I have to make hard decisions.

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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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