The Prior Authorization Challenge
Prior authorizations (PA) within the U.S. healthcare system were created to improve patient safety and reduce unnecessary costs through the application of evidence-based care best practices.
However, the industry as a whole has acknowledged that the current methods for managing PAs are marked by a lack of standardization and a dearth of widely adopted technologies and processes, which have had a significant negative impact on patient care.
Typically involving communication and collaboration among patients, providers, third-party administrators and payers (to name just a few of the key actors), the PA process is handled
many different ways depending on the policies, processes, tools and capabilities of those involved.
Addressing the PA dilemma can be solved by:
- Automating the evaluation of patient data at the time of the PA request
- Establishing standards for provider/payer clinical exchange to enable the secure sharing of critical health information between EMR systems and Adjudication systems
- Collaborating to creating scalable solutions to ease the burden of the process for all parties
- Implementing technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), that delivers health information in real-time
These are a few of the initiatives we’re working on to take the headache out of prior authorizations. Find out more by completing the web form or contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Impact of the Prior Authorization Process on Branded Medications: Physician Preference, Pharmacist Efficiency and Brand Market Share. Frost & Sullivan.
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