Work Through "Step-Therapy" Rejections Efficiently

A new year will bring more step-therapy insurance rejections...to try to encourage use of lower-cost, yet effective, medications.

Payers will often require patients to try similar lower-cost therapy first...then "step up" to more expensive treatments if needed.

For example, some patients may need to try generic metoprolol before their insurance will cover brand-name Bystolic (nebivolol).

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