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Understanding Prior Authorization to Ensure Timely Medication Access

Drug Topics

According to Tyler Miliken, education about prior authorization, along with other insurance processes and policies, is critical for advancing patients down their path to care.

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STAT+: UnitedHealth cyberattack cripples pharmacies’ and hospitals’ ability to process insurance claims


Hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care providers are getting stuck in an insurance processing logjam after UnitedHealth Group disclosed a cyberattack within a recently acquired subsidiary that serves as a central hub for payments across the industry.

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How to help patients with prior authorization

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Read on to learn strategies to explain this hurdle to patients and expedite the process. Prior authorization is an insurance process in which healthcare providers must obtain approval from a patient’s insurance company before administering certain medications, treatments, or procedures. What is prior authorization?