32% of physicians spend 3 to 5 hours weekly on prior authorization

Written by Megan Wood | March 03, 2017 | Print  |

SERMO, a global social networking site for physicians, asked physicians how much time they devote to securing prior authorization.

The poll received more than 1,500 responses from SERMO member U.S. physicians spanning a variety of specialties.


The following reflects how much time physicians reported they spend on prior authorizations weekly:


• Zero to two hours —28 percent
• Three to five hours — 32 percent
• Six to 10 hours — 24 percent
• 11 to 15 hours — 8 percent
• 16 or more hours — 9 percent


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