Prior authorizations

Prior authorizations

Prior authorization (PA) for treatments, screenings, tests and prescriptions have increased, and so have the administrative burdens PA places on physicians. In fact, prior authorization is the most costly, time-consuming administrative transaction for providers.¹

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians and their staff spend almost two full business days each week (13 hours) completing prior authorizations; 40% of physicians employ staff who work exclusively on the prior authorization processing.² That means that more than half of physicians are relying on staff who also have responsibilities for other functions in the practice. It’s no wonder that almost 90% of physicians describe the burden associated with PA as high or extremely high.³



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