Prior Authorization – referred to as a “pre-authorization,” is a requirement from your health insurance company that your doctor obtain approval from your plan before it will cover the costs of a specific medicine, medical device or procedure.
What is Preauthorization?
A preauthorization is when, for certain situations and procedures, Generation Next has to contact your insurers in advance and obtain a certification number in order to be reimbursed properly for the care we provide.
How Long Does Preauthorization Take?
Preauthorization for procedures generally takes about 1-2 weeks. Preauthorization for medication tends to be much faster.