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.