Efficiency Amplified: Automatic Prior Authorizations for Seamless Care

 

Navigating the labyrinth of healthcare bureaucracy, particularly the prior authorization process, presents a significant challenge for both providers and patients. This process, which is designed to control healthcare costs, often ends up delaying critical care.

Could the efficiency of healthcare delivery improve if hospitals with a consistent record of approved claims were granted automatic prior authorizations?

Melanie Musson, the Insurance and Finance Expert at Clearsurance delves into this issue, offering a perspective that could reshape the way we think about healthcare administration. Her insights suggest a transformative approach to healthcare delivery, advocating for a system that rewards efficiency and reliability.

“So when a hospital or a doctor establishes a history of submitting claims that are generally almost always granted pre-approval, they should be rewarded with the power to have their prior authorization requests automatically approved so that the patients can get what they need more quickly and the hospitals can avoid having to make their patients wait a long time,” Musson said.

Article written by Sonia Gossai

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