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Patients need step therapy protections

Writing a prescription used to give me great hope. I knew that by following my treatment regimen with a new prescription medication that the patient would improve and achieve a better quality of life. But today, that hope has been replaced with trepidation —how many hoops will I, my staff, and our patient have to jump through with their insurer to get the treatment I’ve prescribed? Will that patient even get the medication? Given the challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical that patients receive the care they need without unnecessary delays.