Jacqueline Green authored an article examining the drawbacks of the prior authorization process used by insurance companies. The process requires health care providers obtain approval from insurers before providing certain medical treatments or procedures to their patients. Jackie notes that the process can be time-consuming and confusing for patients and health care providers, leading to delays in care and increased costs. Additionally, there are concerns that prior authorization decisions may be influenced by cost considerations rather than the patient's medical needs. Despite these criticisms, some insurance companies maintain that prior authorization is necessary to control costs and ensure appropriate care.
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