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Prior Authorizations for Dermatology Care Nearly Doubled in the Last 2 Years

Key clinical point: Based on tracking at a single academic center, third party demands for prior authorizations of dermatology care have nearly doubled in the last 2 years.

Major finding: Prior authorizations increased from 1 of every 15 patient visits in 2016 to 1 of every 9 by 2018.

Data Source: Single-center, retrospective evaluation.

Disclosures: Mr. Carlisle reported no potential conflicts of interest.


Carlisle RP. SID 2019, Abstract 247.