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What physicians are saying about prior authorization. 

See what experts are saying

The state of play for prior authorization puts the insurer — not the physician — in the driver's seat for patient care, and that is wreaking havoc on patient safety and well-being.

Deborah Dyett Desir, MDPresident of ACR (2024)

One thing is clear: physicians need relief from prior authorization. This burdensome practice impacts family physicians and the people we need to protect most -- our patients.

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, FAAFPPresident of AAFP (2023-2024)

We're urging Congress to enact common-sense prior authorization reforms into law.

George A. Williams, MDSenior Secretary for Advocacy, AAO

Prior authorization, by definition, creates delays in care and bureaucratic barriers for physicians — which is why it is so troubling that many insurers now require prior authorization for large categories of procedures with no evidence of overuse or inappropriate use.

Barbara Jung, MDPresident of AGA (2024)

The rampant overuse of prior authorization continues to cause inappropriate delays and denials of medical treatments that our seniors need.

Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANSPresident of AANS/CNS (2023-2024)

Surgical patients are encountering barriers to timely access to care due to onerous and unnecessary prior authorization requests from Medicare Advantage plans.

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACSPresident of ACS

Prior authorization causes more harm than good for patient care. It can often delay critical health care delivery, which could lead to harmful outcomes for patients.

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAADPresident of AADA

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