AHIP Puts Surescripts Electronic Prior Authorization Tool to The Test

January 10, 2020

What if I told you Surescripts has a solution to one of the top workflow challenges faced by physicians today?

Manual prior authorization has been cited by doctors as one of their biggest frustrations, costing them valuable time and money and, more importantly, increasing medication non-adherence. Yet 46% of requests are still submitted by fax and 60% require a phone call. 

So what gives?

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is looking to answer that very question, with its Fast Prior Authorization Technology Highway (Fast PATH) initiative.

In an effort to improve the process for patients and doctors, thus getting more physicians using it, this study will address electronic prior authorization of prescription medications and of medical and surgical procedures. On the prescription side of it, Surescripts technology will be used to demonstrate that electronic prior authorization saves significant time and money, increases patient safety and improves quality of care.

Surescripts Electronic Prior Authorization streamlines the process and improves communication, which helps patients get needed medications faster and with less hassle. Plus, it integrates directly with electronic health records (EHRs), enabling healthcare professionals to easily obtain prior authorizations in real time at the point of care.

Learn how Surescripts electronic prior authorization can address your prior authorization challenges today and be sure to read the AHIP news release for more information on this important initiative. We look forward to getting—and sharing—results later this year.

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