Write a paper addressing the following prompts:
Briefly describe and differentiate between “Traditional” Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA)?
Which of these two types of Medicare insurance are more highly associated with the use of prior authorizations (PA)?
Explain what are PAs? What is the purpose of PAs? Why do insurers believe PAs are necessary?
What concerns with delays and barriers are associated with the use of PAs?
In your opinion, discuss 2-3 potential implications of the use of PAs on medical decision-making and health outcomes? Provide examples.