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Reducing Community Pharmacy Barriers to Prior Authorization

By Kelly Olsen, Product Manager, Lash Group

Prior authorization was created by the insurance industry to provide the most appropriate and cost-effective healthcare services and medications for patients. Since its development, pharmacists have continued to see an annual rise in the number of prior authorizations by 20%; this is a momentum that is expected to continue as specialty medications increase. In fact, there is a direct correlation between the availability of specialty and new medications, and a rise in prior authorization volume.

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