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Prior authorization is the biggest headache facing physicians today: ninety-one percent describe prior authorization
as primitive, time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating.
Physicians and providers need actionable patient intelligence—such as knowing if a prior authorization is required—at the point of care. With Surescripts CompletEPA®, an EHR-integrated electronic prior authorization solution that delivers approvals in minutes or less, clinicians get a response while the patient is still in the office, pharmacists get prescriptions they can dispense and patients get their medications right away.
Surescripts CompletEPA® is the best solution for maximizing time savings, preventing medication delays, and reducing unnecessary cost because it integrates with existing EHRs and e-prescribing workflows, allowing users to stay right in their current platforms.
Surescripts CompletEPA® eliminates the need for forms, faxes, and phone calls associated with prior authorization – all requests are sent directly to the health plan electronically, minimizing hassles and delays.
With CompletEPA®, users stay right in their existing workflow and answer only relevant patient-specific questions with patient data already pre-populated. This streamlined process gives providers more time for meaningful engagement with patients.
Surescripts CompletEPA QuickStart™ is a free website that makes it easy to submit fully electronic prior authorization requests right away, even if electronic prior authorization is not yet available in the EHR.
The Surescripts CompletEPA QuickStart™ is an easy solution that saves users valuable time.
By providing prior authorization approvals in minutes or less, the Surescripts CompletEPA QuickStart™ prevents unpleasant surprises for patients at the pharmacy and allows clinicians to remain focused on providing care instead of completing administrative tasks.
Get started with electronic prior authorization today. Free!
CompletEPA is already available within many EHRs including those you see here with more adopting the capability all the time. See if your EHR offers CompletEPA and contact us to get started. If not, you can still begin processing prior authorizations electronically with CompletEPA QuickStart.
Hear how Surescripts CompletEPA® is having an immediate impact at Community Health Network, reducing average wait times for prior authorization responses down to mere seconds.
"Before we launched electronic prior authorization, it used to take two to three days to get a turnaround response for medications. Now, we’ve cut that down to several minutes or several hours, which has greatly improved our patient satisfaction and the delivery of care."
Patrick McGill, M.D.Medical Director of Physician Informatics,
Community Health Network
CompletEPA®pre-populates patient data automatically; eliminating the need to complete prior authorization forms manually,
and sends all prior authorization requests directly to the health plan electronically—not by fax like other prior
Use the calculator below to see how much time and money CompletEPA® can save your practice.
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Yes, CompletEPA’s connectivity to health plans and PBMs ensures that providers get real-time approval or denial decisions within the EHR, often seconds after submitting a completed question set.
Twenty to thirty percent of patients never pick up prescriptions that require prior authorization. Sixty-nine percent of patients that get their medications report waiting two or more days for prescription approval.
No, CompletEPA is fully integrated into the EHR workflow, allowing the automatic transmission of all patient and provider demographic and medication information to the correct payer, at the touch of a button, with no work required for the provider.
No, CompletEPA is completely integrated within the EHR workflow and does not require the physician to leave the familiar context of their EHR to answer prior authorization questions.
CompletEPA is already available within many of the top EHRs with more adopting the capability all the time. Below is a partial list of EHRs who are already certified for CompletEPA. Contact your vendor to request CompletEPA: