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Practice tip of the week: Improving prior auth burdens

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Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

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With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In this June 2021 article on making prior authorizations less burdensome, Avery Hurt gives this tip:

Have a designated hitter

Smart use of staffing can help, too. “I’d recommend designating someone in the practice who understands the rules to take care of this,” Cantrell says. Because the processes and rules can vary from payer to payer, if the person dealing with prior authorizations is up to date on these, you won’t be reinventing the wheel each time you have to submit a prior authorization. This can save time as well as prevent mistakes. In a larger practice, you might even have a small team assigned to this.

Click here to read the rest of the article and be sure to check back next week for another Tip of the Week!

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