Insurance authorization and access to proton therapy for patients with head and neck cancers

CONCLUSIONS: BIPOC patients were significantly more likely to have insurance plans unfavorable to proton therapy coverage. These PU insurance plans were associated with a longer median time to determination, a lower approval rate for proton therapy, and a longer time to start radiation of any modality.PMID:36889515 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.02.033
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