Patients Over Prior Auth: Keep sending examples to help reform prior auth
Prior authorization continues to delay patient care and treatment, impact outcomes, and drive up health care costs for all Hoosiers. Physician offices advocate for their patients but are forced to waste valuable time and resources on these burdens.
Your stories about how prior authorization impacts patients are a powerful way to help ISMA put Patients Over Prior Auth.
Please participate in ISMA’s advocacy initiative by sending us the latest example(s) of payors inappropriately putting prior auth over patients. More than 110 stories have already been submitted to ISMA since the short intake form went live earlier this year.

There is no limit on the number of submissions you can make. In fact, the more examples we have, the more impactful it will be -- even if they are repetitive. 

Mark H. Stein, MD, shared: “One of the major problems with prior authorization is that the insurance companies do not have people available at all times.  For example, if a patient is discharged at night and needs a medication that requires prior authorization, there is no way to help the patient. The patient is harmed by the actions of the insurance company. This is not a proper way to treat our patients.“ 

Visit to share your story and read several others. 

Please consider sharing this article with your colleagues, even if they’re not ISMA members. We want to hear from as many Hoosier physicians as possible. 

Thank you for continuing to advocate for the well-being of all Hoosiers. Your participation in this Patients Over Prior Auth initiative will help bring about vital change.

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