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Written by: PeopleKeep Team
November 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM

A decision by your health insurer or plan that a health care service, treatment plan, prescription drug or durable medical equipment is medically necessary. Sometimes called prior authorization, prior approval or pre-certification. Your health insurance or plan may require pre-authorization for certain services before you receive them, except in an emergency. Pre-authorization isn't a promise your health insurance or plan will cover the cost.

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