Efficiently processing medical prior authorizations is crucial for Health Plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) seeking to enhance operational efficiency and improve patient outcomes. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of streamlined eMPA workflows and the transformative benefits that innovative technology, specifically PAHub, can bring to the table.
The Crucial Role of Efficient Electronic Medical Prior Authorizations
With an influx of infused medications being administered in physician offices, prior authorizations for drugs billed under the medical benefit are presenting challenges across the industry. While there is an industry NCPDP SCRIPT standard for electronic prior authorization (ePA) for drugs billed under the pharmacy benefit, driving significant ePA volume, an industry standard does not currently exist for drugs under the medical benefit.
The challenge with adopting the NCPDP SCRIPT standard for drugs under the medical benefit is that these medications typically do not go the standard route of provider e-prescribing to a traditional retail or mail-order pharmacy location. Often times, the specialty medications are being purchased by the provider (physician/infusion center) directly from drug distributors and administered in the office setting. As a result, health plans continue to receive the drugs under the medical benefit prior authorization requests via phone, fax, or portal which is placing an enormous administrative burden on the health plans operations team, provider office, and the patient.
Unlocking Efficiency with Innovative Technology
Agadia continues to innovate and has addressed these challenges by providing eMPA capabilities to reduce the prior authorization administrative burden through a more efficient channel that increases automation and improves turnaround times. Providers will benefit by quickly being informed whether the drug is under the pharmacy or medical benefit, allowing them to efficiently manage requests. By leveraging advanced automation and AI technologies, PAHub streamlines workflows, reducing manual workloads and expediting decision-making. Unlike most out-of-the-box solutions, PAHub offers full configurability and control to Health Plans and PBMs, allowing them to tailor the system to their unique clinical criteria and decision trees.
Benefits of PAHub’s Configurability and AI Integration
- Reduced Turnaround Times: PAHub significantly reduces the time it takes to process prior authorizations for drugs under the medical benefit, ensuring that patients receive prompt access to necessary medications.
- Improved Operational Efficiency: Automation minimizes manual interventions, freeing up resources for more strategic tasks, ultimately enhancing overall operational efficiency.
- Enhanced Compliance: PAHub’s configurability allows Health Plans and PBMs to align the system with regulatory requirements, ensuring compliance without compromising flexibility.
- Patient-Centric Care: By expediting the eMPA process, PAHub contributes to a patient-centric approach, promoting better adherence and improved health outcomes.
Experience the Transformation: Request a PAHub Demo:
Witness the power of PAHub firsthand by scheduling a live demo. Explore how PAHub can be configured to meet the specific needs of your Health Plan or PBM. Embrace innovation, enhance efficiency, and prioritize patient care.
In conclusion, the journey toward optimized electronic medical prior authorizations begins with the right technology. PAHub is not just a solution; it’s a commitment to transforming healthcare processes and ensuring that patients receive the care they deserve.