Partnership Enhances Prior Authorization Process, Decreases Time Spent on Administration
The CoverMyMeds solution will be available to all providers using NextGen® Office (formerly, MediTouch). Key benefits of the fully-integrated solution include:
- Providers can complete PA requests on average up to three times faster, saving valuable time in the office
- Streamlined communications and improved productivity across providers, pharmacies and insurance companies, which helps to reduce delays for the patient awaiting their needed medication
- Solution is built into design of workflow which provides ease of use
- The ability to initiate, transmit and track the status of PA requests within the clinical workflow helps improve time to therapy and decreases prescription abandonment
"We believe the current prior authorization process places too much
administrative burden on all parties involved in the prescription
process, often resulting in medication abandonment," said
According to CoverMyMeds’ 2018 ePA National Adoption Scorecard, an annual report on the current state of ePA in the industry, approximately 10% of prescription claims are rejected by the pharmacy, and, on average, 66% of those prescriptions require PA. Further, 36% of those prescriptions will be abandoned due to the complex paper-based process. Providers who exclusively use an electronic method for PA requests reported spending 2.5 fewer hours on average on PA each week. This underscores the need for transforming the paper-based PA process into an electronic process that helps minimize prescription abandonment and administrative waste.
“Adding a streamlined ePA solution at the point of prescribing further
enhances productivity within the EHR platform, while minimizing hassle
for patients and pharmacies,” said
For more information about CoverMyMeds’ ePA solution, visit www.covermymeds.com.
CoverMyMeds, part of McKesson Prescription Technology Solutions, is a leader in electronic prior authorization (ePA) and real-time benefit check solutions, and one of the fastest growing health care technology companies in the U.S. CoverMyMeds’ network includes more than 500 electronic health record systems (EHRs), 62,000 pharmacies, 700,000 providers and most health plans and PBMs. By facilitating appropriate access to medications, the company can help its customers avoid billions of dollars each year in administrative waste and avoidable medical spending caused by prescription abandonment. Visit www.covermymeds.com for more information.
Quality Systems, Inc.
Jennifer Cohen, 949-255-2600
Director, Corporate Communications