Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions and founding member of the Innovation Messaging Group, will be moderating a session at the 2018 WEDI National Conference on implementing fully automated prior authorizations for doctors and patients alike by leveraging existing and emerging healthcare standards. SES routinely collaborates with customers such as UPMC and Innovation Messaging Group leaders such as AthenaHealth, to realize the benefits that can be achieved from automating prior authorizations.
Dr. Amy Urban, Clinical Director for Interoperability at UPMC will address the provider’s need for an improved prior authorization process to improve speed of access and reduce complexity in the provider workflow. Stephanie Heighe, Authorization Services Manager of AthenaHealth and co-chair of WEDI’s Prior Authorization Subworkgroup will explain the challenges the complications of patient privacy in an automated environment. The session will also introduce the Innovation Messaging Group, a group of over 50 organizations from across the healthcare industry, including payers, providers, government groups, EMRs and more. This group is working towards “touchless” prior authorization – eliminating patient care delays and a major inefficiency for both payers and providers.
The session description follows:
LEVERAGING THE STANDARDS WE ALREADY HAVE FOR THE RESULTS THE INDUSTRY NEEDS
The healthcare industry has already developed and implemented standards for data formatting and data transport – now it is time to leverage them to solve one of our most painful problems – the prior authorization. 90% of providers say that prior authorization delays patient care, and payers expend enormous resources on reviewing prior authorizations based on paper or flat file transactions. The Innovation Messaging Group includes over 50 organizations from across the healthcare landscape, including payers, providers, government groups, EMRs and more. This group is working towards “touchless” prior authorization – eliminating patient care delays and a major inefficiency for both payers and providers.