Did you know that physicians spend an average of eight hours per week manually processing prior authorizations for prescription drugs? Manual processing is not only a waste of time for physicians and their staff, but an impediment to patients having timely access to critical medications. In fact, when prior authorizations are manually processed, 69 percent of patients report waiting two or more days for their medications, and 20-30 percent abandon their prescriptions altogether. Physicians have even documented the process on video to shed light on just how time consuming, ineffective and inefficient it can be.
To discuss the challenges and frustrations associated with today’s archaic manual prior authorization process -- and explore how automation significantly reduces processing time, costs and medication delays -- please join Surescripts on December 1 at 1:00pm ET, as we host a live video chat on “Taking the Pain Out of Prior Authorization.”
Join Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH, primary care clinician and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and Mandi Bishop, co-founder of Aloha Health and digital health advocate, along with Surescripts’ own Mary Martin, as they tackle the murky waters of manual prior authorization processing and highlight how real-time, standards-based electronic prior authorization is making a measurable impact for both patients and providers around the country.