CompletEPA® Savings Calculator

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Replacing manual prior authorization with Surescripts CompletEPA can save your practice:

Saving the practice $244,862 per Year

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Speciality Average Your Practice
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Average number of prior authorizations in your practice per month

National Average 8

Average time to process a prior authorization

National Average 41

Hourly rate of pay for prior authorization support staff

National Average 31

Surescripts CompletEPA can save your practice

Saving your practice $244,862 per Year

Compare the Time and Expense Manual Prior Authorization CompletEPA®

Estimated time spent processing one prior authorization

Estimated money spent processing one prior authorization

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Surescripts CompletEPA®

Surescripts CompletEPA is a fully automated electronic prior authorization solution, saving time, money and the frustration of the manual prior authorization process. With CompletEPA, physicians and clinical support staff can focus on other important tasks, and patients get their medications without delay.

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View Calculation References - Value of CompletEPA

Variable Description Source
Speciality Specific Average number of prior authorizations in your practice per month 2014 PBM Prior Authorization Data
Speciality Specific Average time to process a prior authorization (mins) Jan. 2014 Surescripts Physician Survey
$31.42 Hourly rate of pay for prior authorization support staff Average hourly wage of registered nurses in physician offices. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015 www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm
85% CompletEPA coverage rate of insured based on PBMs contracts Surescripts internal data
15% PDR coverage rate of insured based on PDR prior authorization data Surescripts internal data
5 Average processing time with CompletEPA - direct connection to processor (mins) Data from CompletEPA Pilot Customers
7 Average processing time with CompletEPA - proccessed through PDR (mins) Data from internal users
Manual Prior Authorization - Estimated time spent processing one prior authorization Average time to process a prior authorization (mins) User
CompletEPA - Estimated time spent processing one prior authorization (CompletEPA coverage rate of insured based on PBMs contracts x Average processing time with CompletEPA) + ((1-CompletEPA coverage rate of insured based on PBMs contracts) x Average processing time with PDR)  
Manual Prior Authorization - Estimated money spent processing one prior authorization Average time (hours) to process a prior authorization x Hourly rate of pay for prior authorization support staff User
CompletEPA - Estimated money spent processing one prior authorization CompletEPA - Estimated time spent processing one prior authorization x Hourly rate of pay for prior authorization support staff  
Saving - Manual PAs Per Year (Your Practice - Average number of prior authorizations in your practice per month) x 12 months per year User
Saving - Hours Per Year (Manual Processing Time) ((Manual Processing Time - CompletEPA Processing Time)/60) x Manual PAs Per Year  
Saving - Dollars Saving - Hours Per Year x Hourly rate of pay for prior authorization support staff