SOURCE: CoverMyMeds


January 27, 2015 12:00 ET

CoverMyMeds Adds Additional EHR Integration to Expand Electronic Prior Authorization Offering

More Health Care Facilities Will Have Access to Integrated ePA as a Result of Integration

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest prior authorization (PA) platform, today announced the completion of an integration with Epic. The integration will allow Epic electronic health record (EHR) users to access CoverMyMeds electronic prior authorizations (ePAs) in their EHR workflow, enabling PAs at the point of prescribing.

Electronic prior authorization automates and expedites the PA process within the clinical workflow. ePA connects prescribers, pharmacies and insurance companies to facilitate the determination of medication benefits and ensure patients receive prescribed drugs. The adoption of ePA is particularly important due to the administrative strains that manual, paper-based PA processes have on prescribers and payers. The delays and confusion often result in patient prescription abandonment. According to a study by Frost & Sullivan, 40% of PAs are abandoned due to complex policies and procedures. As a result, many patients do not receive their originally prescribed medications.

"The integration of ePA with Epic is an important milestone for ePA adoption," said Matt Scantland, Co-Founder of CoverMyMeds. "However, less than half of health insurers currently support electronic prior authorization. CoverMyMeds addresses this gap by connecting to all payers, regardless of ePA capabilities, while presenting a universal process to prescribers. Prescribers using CoverMyMeds do not need to remember which process to use or what health plans support ePA. This functionality is unique to CoverMyMeds, and we're pleased to offer our all-payer capability to Epic users."

CoverMyMeds used its National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT Standard-based API to facilitate the integration with Epic. CoverMyMeds does not charge prescribers or their staff for processing prior authorizations.

About CoverMyMeds

CoverMyMeds is the leader in Prior Authorization management and one of the fastest growing healthcare technology companies in the US. We help physicians, pharmacists, and their staff complete PA requests for any drug and all health insurance plans. CoverMyMeds works with more than 360 EHR systems, 45,000 pharmacy locations, and payers that represent 72% of U.S. prescription volume to create the most efficient electronic prior authorization (ePA) strategy for all participants. With one million PAs submitted each month, CoverMyMeds is the only vendor using the NCPDP ePA standard at scale. For more information, visit

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