Bottlenecks and FMEA in Pharmaceutical Prior Authorization Process

The task is to thoroughly explain the current process for prior authorization for pharmaceuticals prescribed in a doctor\’s office or clinic (not hospital). Please list any areas of concern, time sink, and bottlenecks (areas for improvement in within the process). After identifying 3-4 OFI ex: time, formularies, medication errors, insurance, Patient medical errors, refusal of insurances to cover brand name medication and switch to generic without informing prescribing doctor, then conduct a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.