March 15: AMA Says Prior Authorizations Increasing, Interfering with Care Continuity

Dive Brief:

  • The number of prior authorization requirements has increased in the past five years and 85% of physicians say the practice interferes with continuity of care, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.
  • Findings from the survey of 1,000 physicians released Tuesday found that more than two-thirds said it’s difficult for them to determine whether a prescription or service needs prior authorization. Fewer than 10% said they contract with a health plan that allows programs that can exempt providers from the requirement.

Read the full article here on Heathcare Dive.