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Prior Authorization Hurts Patient Care, AMA Survey Finds
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Requiring physicians to ask for preauthorization from health insurance companies harms patient care, and creates an expensive and confusing claims process, according to a national survey released by the American Medical Association. “Intrusive managed care oversight programs that substitute corporate policy for physicians’ clinical judgment can delay patient access to medically necessary care,” said AMA Immediate Past President J. James Rohack, MD.