On Monday, Governor John Kasich of Ohio signed into law Senate Bill 129, the Prior Authorization Reform Act, which adopts the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard as the methodology for processing prescription prior authorizations (PA) and requires health plans to provide faster responses to medical and prescription coverage decisions.
CoverMyMeds was able to provide public testimony in favor of the bill stating the benefits of true electronic prior authorization (ePA), which was well received by House Committee members.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green and it states the following:
The mandate is an incredible move in the right direction for the state of Ohio and the industry as a whole. Going forward we expect more states will see the benefits that ePA legislation offers key participants on every spoke of the wheel; most importantly the patients.
At CoverMyMeds, we pride ourselves on offering an ePA solution that reduces the risk of abandonment of the needed medication and ensures the patient begins or continues their needed medication therapy in a timely manner. For information on how our solution can assist in staying compliant with the aforementioned mandate, please visit our website at www.covermymeds.com.
If you have any questions about this regulation, feel free to reach out to Kim Diehl-Boyd of our Government Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.