pre–authorization

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noun pre–au·tho·ri·za·tion \ˌprē-ˌȯ-th(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\
variants: or

preauthorization

Definition of pre–authorization

  1. :  prior authorization pre-authorization of credit card purchases; especially :  authorization (as by an insurer) that is required prior to performance of a health-care service (such as a surgery or prescription of a drug) Hospital leaders expect the new managed care companies to demand pre-authorization for many treatments, which could lead to fewer reimbursements and more hospital staff time devoted to hashing out billing differences. — Tony Leys Preauthorization requires doctors, like me, to spend time we do not have dealing with insurance companies to get the medicine our patients so desperately need. — Chinazo Cunningham

pre–authorize

play \ˌprē-ˈȯ-thə-ˌrīz\ or

preauthorize

transitive verb

1949

First Known Use of pre–authorization

1949


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