Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA)
As a way to increase the use of electronic prior authorization (e-PA), earlier this year AMCP published results of a survey it conducted in late 2015 to identify potential outreach strategies that could be undertaken to speed and improve the adoption of e-PA. The findings suggest that many prescribers who use electronic prescribing (eRx) systems do not necessarily use the e-PA standard approved by the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). Furthermore, the survey found that in many cases, prescribers do not distinguish the NCPDP standard e-PA from proprietary systems, such as non-standard email systems, web portal systems, or electronic fax systems and therefore, may not be fully assessing the benefits of using standard e-PA. AMCP is working to proactively provide educational efforts on the benefit of standard e-PA to provide prescribers with more insight to evaluate the benefit and cost savings associated with using the NCPDP e-PA standard.
AMCP Electronic Prior Authorization Market Analysis: What is the current status of market adoption, where are the gaps and what's next?
Recording from December 9, 2015
Overview of Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation
Recording from June 18, 2014
NCPDP Electronic Prior Authorization Standards - Building a Managed Care Implementation Plan
Partnership Forum from April 23, 2014
For more information, please contact Soumi Saha at View Email Address or (703) 683-8416.
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