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In Medscape Poll, Doctors Fume Over Harmful Delays in Prior Authorizations

Publication: Medscape

A Medscape poll of over 200 physicians showed that insurers denied up to 60% of their prior authorizations, and most believe that denials delayed treatment or diagnostic tests. Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Payer Relations, and Strategic Initiatives at Texas Oncology, discusses with Medscape how the prior authorization process can cause delays in patient care and how she manages patients’ expectations.

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