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Health insurers testing plan to expedite prior authorizations

A group of health insurance companies is testing the Fast Prior Authorization Technology Highway, which uses technology to expedite prior authorizations and gives doctors the ability to know whether a medication requires prior authorization and how much a patient's medication will cost before they leave the office. Many physician offices still manually obtain prior authorizations, and 83% of them recently surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say it is their No. 1 burden.

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