Advice on Step Therapy from Healthcare Experts
Healthcare experts and leaders gathered in Detroit, Michigan, to film a series of videos sharing their experiences with step therapy and advice on how to navigate it. In both a roundtable discussion and individual interviews, the group provides insight into how step therapy impacts doctors and patients and encouraging words for those struggling with it.
Step therapy is an insurance company practice that all too often results in patients being denied access to the medicines that doctors have prescribed. Many insurance companies’ step therapy requirements mandate that patients first try a series of other drugs before covering the cost of doctor-recommended medicines. This puts patient health at risk, compromises the doctor-patient relationship, and puts pressure on the time and resources of doctors and other healthcare professionals.