Mediware® & CoverMyMeds Announce New Electronic Prior Authorization Partnership
May 5, 2017 | Angela Masciarelli
LENEXA, Kan. — Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive post-acute healthcare software and CoverMyMeds, a leading electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform, announced today they have signed a partnership agreement which allows pharmacy providers access to electronically initiate and track prior authorization (PA) requests in workflow. Through the integration of Mediware’s CareTend pharmacy software and CoverMyMeds, pharmacists can quickly process requests, receive determinations and ultimately fill prescriptions faster for any medication and all health plans through electronic data exchange.
Data indicates pharmacists spend an average of 5 hours per week on PA, largely due to the paper forms, faxes and phone calls traditionally required to process requests. With CoverMyMeds, pharmacists increase productivity and provide faster access to treatment for their patients by electronically exchanging data with providers and health plans at no cost to the pharmacy.
Thomas Mann, President and CEO of Mediware, comments, “We look forward to the new partnership with CoverMyMeds. This will allow CareTend customers the ability to manage their PA requests in less time so that they can focus on patients and filling more prescriptions.”
Ron Fine, VP, National Pharmacy Alliances at CoverMyMeds adds, “Pharmacists are critical to helping patients get the medication they need to live healthy lives, and CoverMyMeds’ solution helps them accomplish that by eliminating the administrative burden of PA and providing faster determinations. Our integration with Mediware is another step toward 100 percent of the pharmacy network having access to an ePA solution, which is vital to the success of the industry.”
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.
Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers, and research facilities; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at mediware.com.