Pilot Program to Assess Electronic Prior Authorization for Prescription Medications

CVS Caremark will be launching a pilot of real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability to help improve the patient experience and speed access to prescription medications, according to a company news release.

The ePA pilot will be available to CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management clients. The pilot will enable prescribers that use a variety of available e-prescribing and electronic health record tools to coordinate a real-time ePA request when initiating a prescription for a patient.

The prescriber, who will also have the option to access the process through a client portal, will be able to send an ePA request detailing coverage criteria related to a prior authorization request and receive a real-time status update on medication approvals. Denied requests will be communicated following manual review by clinical staff.

Read the news release about CVS Caremark's electronic prior authorization pilot for prescription medications.

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