...of those, 36% will be abandoned
Burden by Submission Method
Fortunately, ePA can ease the burden for providers across the board. The burden of PA is significantly lower for providers exclusively using an electronic method for PA versus those using fax and phone, or a combination of fax, phone and electronic channels.2
As it stands, few providers exclusively use an ePA solution. Data indicates 76 percent of providers use more than one channel to complete PA requests.2
Use of phone and fax channels to complete PA requests result in delays to therapy and additional administrative waste. There is the opportunity today for providers to exclusively use an electronic channel through utilization of an all-payer, all-medication ePA web portal.
More providers are choosing ePA
"Having a centralized process for electronic prior authorization has been critical for us in order to get the medication authorized that we need for our patients."
― Jimmy Henry, M.D.
By leveraging ePA, providers greatly reduce paperwork, enable PA requests to be submitted in a secure environment and receive faster (often immediate) determinations. These benefits relieve the burden associated with the PA process, which is necessary to help ensure patients receive access to appropriate therapy.