|July 1, 2020
Prior Authorization Survey Findings Underscore Need for Legislative Action
[From AMA Advocacy Update 06/26/20]
Nearly a quarter of physicians (24%) say that the prior authorization (PA) process has led to a serious adverse event for a patient in their care, according to an AMA survey of 1,000 practicing physicians.
Additionally, 16% of the physicians surveyed report that PA has led to the hospitalization of a patient. Other adverse events include disability or permanent bodily damage, other life-threatening events and in some cases death.
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