Prior Authorization Chaos is the New Normal for Spine Surgery

In 2017, the American Medical Association surveyed physicians across all specialties about the amount of time spent by them and their staff on patient prior authorizations. The response was striking. Eighty-six percent of offices reported that their prior authorization activities had increased significantly over the last five years, and the...

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Kim Norton is Vice President of Reimbursement, Simplify Medical and Reimbursement Consultant, has worked in medical device reimbursement, payor relations and market access for over 25 years. Her career spans venture-backed start-up companies, mid-sized and large device companies, and roles in consulting. Ms. Norton has worked across the spectrum of health plans, from CMS to commercial plans to Workers Compensation and has primarily focused on implantable Class III devices.

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