How prior authorizations negatively affect care

January 4, 2021
Todd Shryock

Todd Shryock, contributing author

Logan Lutton

Doctors say that delays are hurting patient outcomes.

Insurance company prior authorizations are a growing problem for many doctors. Forced to run treatment decisions through someone who isn’t familiar with the patient and often isn’t even in the same specialty is creating delays in care and drives up costs.

A survey by the American Medical Association illustrates just how big the problem of prior authorizations has become.