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September 21, 2023

Transformative Tech: Unlocking the Potential of Intelligent Prior Authorization

by Susan Lawson-Dawson | Healthcare Technology, News, Prior Authorization

You can’t talk about transforming healthcare in the US without talking about prior authorization. There. We said it. Of course, we aren’t alone. Politicians, providers, payers and patients all recognize problems with prior authorization. It’s not surprising, then, that intelligent prior authorization earned a spot on the GartnerⓇ Hype Cycle for Healthcare Payers in 2023. How does intelligent prior authorization differ from the status quo?  Currently,  the typical prior authorization process is manual or a clunky combination of manual and electronic steps that acts as a bottleneck in patients’ care journeys. By using natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and HL7Ⓡ… Read entire article here

September 18, 2023

Once Upon an Authorization: How Prior Auth Software Creates a Fairy Tale Ending for Your Providers & Members

by Susan Lawson-Dawson | Healthcare Technology, Prior Authorization

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, inefficiencies cost everyone time and money. When it comes to prior authorization, those shortcomings contribute to friction between payers like you and your networks of healthcare providers and members. In an Op-Ed in Becker’s Hospital Review, Northwell Health President & CEO Michael J. Dowling wrote, “To sustain our delivery system, the future of healthcare must include productive partnerships between providers and payers. Without increased cooperation, we'll continue to be adversaries and everyone, including patients, will suffer.”  As with Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the key to success lies in finding the “just right” balance… Read entire article here

August 30, 2023

Driving Cost Savings in Value-Based Care: The Impact of Prior Authorization Software

by Susan Lawson-Dawson | Healthcare Technology, Prior Authorization

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care is a pivotal transformation that has the industry buzzing. This change prioritizes patient outcomes over volume, aiming to ensure high-quality healthcare at a reduced cost. However, this paradigm shift doesn't come without its set of challenges, particularly concerning cost management. Prior authorization software automates a notoriously time-consuming process, helping you reduce operational costs while connecting patients to the care they need.   Value-based care: A multi-pronged challenge Under the value-based care model, healthcare providers payments are tied to patient health outcomes. The focus shifts from the quantity of… Read entire article here

August 21, 2023

The Impact of Delayed Healthcare on Marginalized Patients: How Prior Authorization Software Helps Remove Barriers

by Susan Lawson-Dawson | Healthcare Technology, Prior Authorization

Historically, marginalized communities have faced inequities in healthcare, but the COVID-19 pandemic shined a light on the disparities like never before. Age-adjusted data analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), for example, found that African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans and Native Alaskans all experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infection and death compared to Caucasians. No single solution can solve such a complex and entrenched problem, but technology like prior authorization software helps eliminate one well-recognized barrier to care. Let's delve deeper into how these disparities manifest and how automated prior authorization can close the gap.  Unraveling disparities in the wake… Read entire article here