Many clinical lab companies and pathology groups are attempting to understand the prior authorization programs established by the major insurers. UnitedHealthcare and Anthem alone account for PA programs that cover as many as 80 million beneficiaries. There are plenty of complaints from physicians and lab companies because the systems that these and other payors require them to use are not well-designed and extremely time-consuming. New solutions need to come from outside the ranks to improve the inner workings for those who must interact with the payors. Technology will lead the way. COMPLETE POST COMING SOON.