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Blue Buzz: Prior Authorizations

Have you ever wondered why a health care treatment requires a “prior authorization?” Prior authorizations are a useful tool resulting in better financial and health outcomes for patients. 

A 2020 statewide poll of Texas voters by Baselice and Associates Inc. shows broad support for prior authorization. Almost two-thirds polled agreed that health plans should have the responsibility for ensuring that medical tests and procedures are necessary and that prior authorization policies can help reduce unnecessary procedures and costs for patients. Two-thirds also agree that prior authorization encourages evidence-based medicine.  

Check out this video to learn more. Help others understand the purposes behind prior authorization by sharing this video with a friend or family member living who has a complex health care condition.



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