The Time Is Ripe for Prior Authorization Reform
August 24, 2017
The following feature article appeared as the lead story in the August issue of Population Health News:
Ask any physician about the biggest time waster in their practice, and they likely would say prior authorization (PA). Three-quarters of 1,000 practicing physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association (AMA) late last year said the prior authorization burden is “high or extremely high.” Each individual physician fielded nearly 37 PA requests in the week before taking the survey, and answering those requests consumed nearly 17 hours of physician and staff time.
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