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Table 5 Cost of prior authorization requests by staff role

From: Practice characteristics and prior authorization costs: secondary analysis of data collected by SALT-Net in 9 central New York primary care practices

Position EF Count Total time (minutes) Time (%) Average time per EF (minutes) Cost (%) Cost estimate ($) Average cost ($)
Clerical 221 3147 48.5 14.2 18.7 1053 4
LPN 79 983 15.2 12.4 16.3 400 4
PA 20 298 4.6 14.9 19.6 270 11
Physician 34 532 8.2 15.6 20.6 852 20
RN 81 1524 23.5 18.8 24.8 1029 10