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This article is from BMC Health Services Research, volume 14.AbstractBackground: An increase in prior authorization PA requirements from health insurance companies is placing administrative and financial burdens on primary care offices across the United States. As time allocation for these cases continues to grow, physicians are concerned with additional workload and inefficiency in the workplace. The objective is to estimate the effects of practice characteristics on time spent per prior authorization request in primary care practices. Methods: Secondary analysis was performed using data on nine primary care practices in Central New York. Practice characteristics and demographics were collected at the onset of the study. In addition, participants were instructed to complete an -event form- EF to document each prior authorization event during a 4–6 week period; prior authorizations included requests for medication as well as other health care services. Stepwise Ordinary Least Squares OLS Regression was used to model Time in Minutes of each event as an outcome of various factors. Results: Prior authorization events N = 435 took roughly 20 minutes to complete beta = 20.017, p 



Author: Epling, John W; Mader, Emily M; Morley, Christopher P

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