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AMA, AHIP Find Common Ground on Preauthorizations

While physicians will continue to cringe at the notion that their clinical judgment is being undermined and health plans stick to their guns on profit-preserving preauthorization policies, let's enjoy this rare moment that finds both the American Medical Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans looking for ways to make the administrative aspects of preauthorization more efficient.

1 comments on "AMA, AHIP Find Common Ground on Preauthorizations"
Arnold Herman MD FACS (12/16/2010 at 5:20 PM)

The biggest problem with prior authorizations is that even when we go through the process to obtain prior authorization, there is no certainty that the test/procedure will be paid for by the insurance company. The disclaimer that "prior autorization does not guarantee payment" should be eliminated, ot the prior autorization for that procedure removed.