DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced today that its new electronic prior authorization (ePA) service, Patient Advisor ePA+SM, will begin rolling-out to providers on October 28th. Using the service, prescribers and their staff will be able to initiate, submit and complete prior authorizations electronically, and will be able to respond to prior authorizations that are initiated from pharmacies after a claim rejection, from within their eRx/EMR workflow. The release of Patient Advisor ePA+ marks the first live prior authorization solution that is fully integrated within the e-prescribing process. The service will encompass multiple prior authorization sources, beginning withCoverMyMeds, the industry leader in automating prior authorization processes for prescription drugs.
Prior authorization (PA) is the formulary management process requiring insurance carrier pre-approval for certain prescribed medications. Traditional PA – including paper forms, faxes and phone calls – is exceptionally time-consuming for medical practices, amounting to more than 20 hours per week per physician of staff time to support PA requirements.
The Patient Advisor ePA+ service will deploy to 150 of DrFirst’s more than 300 EMR, EHR and HIS system partners, as well as to all users of DrFirst’s Rcopia® and RcopiaMUSM stand-alone e-prescribing platforms. In December, DrFirst [Read more…]