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Prior Authorization May Delay Care, Add Cost

Key clinical point: Radiation oncologists are frustrated with burdensome prior authorization.

Major finding: To handle the workload generated by the prior authorization process, 63% of those responding to the survey said they have hired staff specifically to handle prior authorization requests.

Study details: Views were obtained from a survey of ASTRO members, with 673 responding.

Disclosures: The survey was conducted by ASTRO of its members. No disclosures were made.

Citation:

American Society for Radiation Oncology survey.