The American Medical Association (AMA) published a survey of 1,000 physicians this week, showing that 70% of respondents “reported that health insurers had either reverted to past prior authorizations policies or never relaxed these policies in the first place.”

  • 94% of respondents reported care delays while waiting for health insurers to authorize necessary care.
  • 79% said patients abandon treatment due to authorization struggles with health insurers.
  • 15% of respondents reported that prior authorization criteria were often or always based on evidence-based medicine.
  • 90% reported that prior authorizations programs have a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes.

Read the press release with link to the survey results here.

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