Thursday, April 25, 2013

Slow Insurance Approvals Strand Mental Health Patients in ER | Psych Central News

 A significant problem regarding health care access involves obtaining hospital admission for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
The backlog in obtaining insurance approval for admission to a hospital bed is problematic for the patient in crisis, other emergency room patients and physicians.
A research letter to be published in the May issue of the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine argues that pre-authorization process is akin to health care “rationing by hassle factor.”

Slow Insurance Approvals Strand Mental Health Patients in ER | Psych Central News

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