Insurance companies refuse medical care. And it is wrong. [PODCAST]

Insurance companies refuse medical care.  And it is wrong. [PODCAST]


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“Obtaining prior authorizations is a daily ordeal for most medical practices. Doctors report that, on average, they have to get approvals from insurance companies 41 times a week. Of denied authorization requests, 73% are eventually canceled and approved, but delays cause many patients to drop out of treatment.

More importantly, many contested prior authorization requests cause serious harm, even when they are ultimately approved. In surveys conducted by the American Medical Association, 24% of physicians report that delays in prior authorization have resulted in serious adverse events for their patients. And 16% say such delays have resulted in hospitalization.

Steve Cohen is a lawyer.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Denying essential medical care does not save money or lives.”

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