WRS Health Partners Releases CoverMyMeds' Electronic Prior Authorization Functionality to EHR Customers
Aug 05, 2016 | Angela Masciarelli
WRS Health today released electronic prior authorization (ePA) functionality to all of their electronic health records (EHR) users through their partnership with CoverMyMeds, the nation’s largest ePA platform. This partnership brings ePA capability to the WRS Health EHR workflow, supporting provider decision making at the point of prescribing, and allowing them to complete prior authorization (PA) requests in workflow.
Prior authorization (PA) is the formulary management process of requiring pre-approval for certain prescribed medications. Historically, the PA process takes the form of paper, faxes and phone calls between medical practices, pharmacies and insurance companies. Electronic prior authorization transforms the paper-based PA workflow into an electronic process that minimizes prescription abandonment and administrative waste.
Implemented properly, the ePA process provides real-time decision support by submitting the PA to the patient’s prescription coverage plan during the e-prescribing process. The result is the patient avoids a delay in receiving medication, and is less likely to abandon therapy.
WRS Health is now part of the more than 500 EHR and E-Prescribing vendors committed to implementing ePA with CoverMyMeds. Currently, more than 600,000 providers and their staff use CoverMyMeds to manage prior authorization, either through an integrated EHR solution, or the Company’s web portal, both of which facilitate PA requests for all health plans and any medication at no cost to the provider or pharmacy.
As a result of CoverMyMeds’ capability, prescribers using WRS Health will be able to submit ePA requests for any medication and to all health plans. This capability is unique to CoverMyMeds and arms physicians and their staff with the most efficient ePA solution.
“CoverMyMeds partners with the most innovative and provider-focused EHRs to integrate and automate prior authorization workflows,” said Scott Gaines, SVP & General Manager of Provider Solutions for CoverMyMeds. “Working with WRS Health to power electronic prior authorization in their EHR will reduce an administrate burden on providers and help patients get the medications they need to live healthier lives.”
WRS Health has been helping medical practices simplify their clinical and workflow processes and achieve business goals for over 10 years. The organization’s web-based solutions ensure each client’s success through personalized training and support, acting as an invaluable organization and human resources tool to improve the efficiency and profit of small and large medical practices in over 32 specialties.”
“We are excited to partner with CoverMyMeds and adding this important functionality to our specialty-specific EHR platforms,” said Lawrence Gordon, MD, founder and CEO of WRS Health. “We continue to push forward the latest technical advances in an effort to streamline our providers’ workflows and make their practices more efficient.”
Electronic prior authorization is now available to all WRS Health prescribers at no cost.
CoverMyMeds, an independent business unit within McKesson, is a leader in electronic prior authorization (ePA) solutions and one of the fastest growing health care technology companies in the U.S. CoverMyMeds’ software suite automates the medication prior authorization process for more than 500 electronic health record systems (EHRs), 62,000 pharmacies, 700,000 providers and most health plans and PBMs. By facilitating appropriate access to medications, the company can help its customers avoid billions of dollars each year in administrative waste and avoidable medical spending caused by prescription abandonment. Visit www.covermymeds.com for more information.
WRS Health is the leading cloud-based provider of Health IT Platforms, Tools and Applications for over 32 medical specialties. In 2016, WRS Health was awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for e-Prescribing Best Practices for the fifth year in a row. WRS Health seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (eRx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing — all at an affordable price.
WRS Health is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V5.0. The EMR and PM V5.0 is Surescripts® certified for prescription routing messaging. It has been designed and built by medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. More information on WRS Health can be found at WRSHealth.com, or by calling 1-866-977-4367.