MEDENT® Enhances All-In-One EMR/EHR with CoverMyMeds’ ePA Functionality
CoverMyMeds to provide electronic prior authorization capabilities to all MEDENT® practices
COLUMBUS, OH – September 10, 2015– MEDENT®, the “All-In-One” EMR/ EHR, patient portal and practice management solution for the physician office today announced a partnership with CoverMyMeds, the nation’s largest electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform. The partnership will integrate CoverMyMeds’ ePA technology into MEDENT’s® platform to facilitate electronic prior authorization requests in the E-Prescribing workflow of all 8,000 prescribers using the MEDENT® system to maintain patient medical records.
Prior authorization (PA) is a process that requires pre-approval for certain prescribed medications. The process is often required with new and specialty medications, as well as drugs not on the formulary list of the patient’s health or prescription insurance plan. Historically, the PA process takes the form of paper, faxes and phone calls between medical practices, pharmacies and insurance companies. ePA transforms the paper-based PA workflow into an electronic process that minimizes prescription abandonment and administrative waste. Implemented properly, the ePA process provides real-time decision support for electronic prescribing.
MEDENT® EMR/EHR is the latest system to partner with CoverMyMeds for ePA. This functionality will be integrated in the MEDENT® clinical workflow, giving provider’s staff the ability to efficiently process the prior authorization during the E-Prescribing process. The result is reduced clerical work for the prescriber and faster speed to therapy for patients.
“We decided to partner with CoverMyMeds for our ePA functionality based on their years of experience in the ePA marketplace. CoverMyMeds automates the ePA process between PBM’s, insurance carriers, medical practices, and pharmacies across the nation. Integrating the ePA process within the MEDENT® workflow will allow our practices to deliver superior service to their patients,” said George Cuthbert VP of MEDENT®.
MEDENT® is providing the CoverMyMeds ePA solution at no cost to their EMR/EHR practices. Live functionality will be available to MEDENT® practices during the first quarter of 2016.
“MEDENT® uniquely ties together their EHR, patient portal and practice management system to provide an “all-in-one” solution to providers”, said Matt Scantland, Co-Founder of CoverMyMeds. “Incorporating CoverMyMeds’ ePA functionality will give MEDENT® providers another tool to streamline their workflow, eliminate administrative burden and focus on serving patients.”
CoverMyMeds is the leader in Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) and one of the fastest growing healthcare technology companies in the US. They help physicians, pharmacists and their staff complete ePA requests for any drug and all health insurance plans. Their technology integrates with more than 45,000 pharmacies, 360 EHRs, and Payers representing 72 percent of US prescription volume to create the most efficient electronic prior authorization (ePA) strategy for all participants. With millions of ePA requests processed each month, CoverMyMeds is the only vendor using the NCPDP ePA standard at scale. For more information, visit www.covermymeds.com.