Approximately 80% of physicians also said prior authorizations at least sometimes result in treatment abandonment

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This means that when a patient’s treatment plan is subject to prior authorization, it can often be delayed or denied. Inevitably, this causes patients to give up on their care and forgo the treatments they need. The frustrations associated with prior authorization are likely causing delays in diagnosis, which could be putting patients at risk of developing more serious health conditions due to lack of proper care. Additionally, with an increased administrative burden, physicians may have less time to spend reviewing patients’ health histories and determining their individual needs.

Author: RevCycle Intelligence