…All too often, insurance companies are asking for prior=authorizatons for services to be rendered and all too often they result in denials. I sometimes spend days in the battle of prior-authorizations trying to get a needed test orders. Many times I end up in a phone battle with the medical director of any given insurance company. Most often they are understanding what my patients need and will give approval. But, in recent weeks, denials have been more common. And these decisions are determined by someone who has had no direct contact with my patient or even spoken with them.