You are interning at Dr. Smith’s family practice office. The practice manager for Dr. Smith tells you that tomorrow you will be working with Jane who does prior authorizations for this busy office.
You are unfamiliar with the term prior authorization so you plan on researching this topic tonight. Prepare a document that illustrates what you find in researching prior authorizations. Include what prior authorizations are, what services typically require prior authorizations, why they are important and why a prior authorization might not be approved.