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Prior authorizations slowing down patient care? 

Many health insurers require doctors to obtain approval before providing certain procedures or medications to patients. This prior authorization process is an attempt to control costs, but often becomes an administrative burden for doctors of optometry and an impediment to care. Overall, this process can lead to inefficiencies in the health care system. To best advocate on behalf of our doctors, AOA is seeking more data from doctors of optometry on the overall burden of prior authorizations and their impact on patient care. Please complete the AOA's survey on prior authorizations so AOA can better advocate for more efficient approaches that respect a doctor's judgment in providing care.