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Here’s what you’ll need to know when covering prior authorization

Every month or so, it seems there’s a horror story about prior authorization. Last month, for example, CNN’s Jen Christensen reported about a teenager in Massachusetts who died of a seizure after being unable to get prior authorization to renew a prescription for her medication.

Each of these situations show that for health insurers, providers and patients, prior authorization is complex and often deeply controversial.  This year, the health insurance industry issued a plan to improve prior authorization and increase timely access to treatment. Learn about that plan and how the industry intends to pursue its goal.

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