Reducing Community Pharmacy Barriers to Prior Authorization

February 29, 2016

Prior authorization was created by the insurance industry to provide the most appropriate and cost-effective healthcare services and medications for patients. 

By Kelly Olsen, Product Manager, Lash Group

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.