06 ― EHR Availability
The integration of ePA within EHR systems is potentially transformative to providers and their staff by providing decision support at the point of prescribing and a method for completing PA in workflow.
Realizing this potential is largely dependent on vendors supporting retrospective, prospective and all-payer capabilities.
Electronic prior authorization integrations that incorporate these capabilities essentially eliminate the need for paper PA forms. Integrations that are missing one or more of these capabilities will still require providers and their staff to use multiple methods for completing PA requests.