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Why Do Health Insurers Require Prior Authorization?

Author Lauren Lau Published March 6, 2021 Word count 1,121 Health Insurers and Prior Authorization Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of prior authorization Medical Utilization Management “This procedure will require prior authorization.” Words that no patient or healthcare provider wants to hear when they are ready to proceed with a doctor-approved… Read More »

U.S. FDA Approves Yescarta for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma After Two or More Lines of Systemic Therapy

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 5, 2021– Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy. The approval makes Yescarta the first chimeric antigen receptor… Read More »

Trinity’s Chicago Mercy Hospital enters deal to avert closing doors

Dive Brief: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, a bankrupt hospital that serves some of Chicago’s poorest residents and is owned by giant Catholic system Trinity, may wind up keeping its doors open after entering a nonbinding agreement to be acquired. Insight, which operates a small surgical hospital and biotechnology venture outside of Detroit, will be filing… Read More »