|INDUSTRY WATCH: January/February 2016
CoverMyMeds launched the first iteration of its ePA (electronic prior authorization) National Adoption Scorecard last year in March. This is intended to show adoption rates. Just recently the company released an update to the scorecard data showing industry progress. The latest insight into ePA adoption reported by the company is as follows:
■ 70% of EHR systems are committed to ePA, a 16% increase from March 2015.
■ 87% of payers are committed to ePA, a 20% increase.
■ 83% of pharmacies are committed to ePA, a 13% increase.
■ 23 states have passed ePA legislation, and four additional states have pending legislation.
CoverMyMeds also announced a partnership with KeyCentrix to bring electronic prior authorization functionality to pharmacies using the KeyCentrix New Leaf Rx pharmacy management system.