pre-authorization

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

Definition of pre-authorization 

: 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

Other Words from pre-authorization

pre-authorize \ ˌprē-​ˈȯ-​thə-​ˌrīz \ or preauthorize transitive verb

First Known Use of pre-authorization

1949, in the meaning defined above

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