70% of EHRs have adopted ePA: 7 things to know

The majority of EHRs have adopted electronic prior authorization, according to an update to the ePA National Adoption Scorecard released by ePA platform CoverMyMeds.

Here are seven things to know.

1. The report covers ePA implementation status across EHR systems, payers and pharmacies.

2. Seventy percent of EHRs have adopted ePA, up 16 percent from March 2015.

3. The majority of payers have also adopted ePA; 87 percent have adopted ePA. This represents an increase of 20 percent from March 2015.

4. Eighty-three percent of pharmacies have taken on ePA, up 13 percent from March 2015.

5. Since the ePA National Adoption Scorecard was first published, Allscripts, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic and Practice Fusion all launched live ePA functionalities.

6. Since March 2015, ePA functionality has increased 25 percent in the EHR market.

7. Prior authorization has been addressed at the legislative level. Twenty-three states passed legislation related to prior authorization. Another four states have pending legislation.

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