I just accepted a position and have been exposed to prior authorizations. I knew about them but never had to do them. Anyone have information that might help me? I was given 4 to do and I felt like the deer caught in headlights. Since there are so many different insurance companies and forms, I feel overwhelmed.
I have heard the common complaint that prior authorizations are time-consuming and a waste of money. Does it have to be done by an RN? Would it be more economical to have someone specifically trained in doing these? Any other RN's responsible for these?
It's probably such a simple thing to do which makes it more confusing to me!