• Instant Health Insurance Eligibility Verification

Prior Authorization Automation Services: Save Time and Reduce Errors

Prior authorization is a process that Healthcare Providers must follow to obtain approval from Health Insurance Companies before they can proceed with certain medical procedures, treatments, or medications. The process can be time-consuming and frustrating for both Patients and Providers. As healthcare costs continue to rise, Medical Providers are looking for ways to reduce the administrative burden of Prior Authorization (PA). Our Prior Authorization Automation Service aims to simplify this process by automating many of the steps involved.

Automated PA solutions streamline the entire process by providing end-to-end support from eligibility verification through follow up with payers on status updates.

Prior Authorization Process

Initiate Eligibility Verification

Our service starts by verifying the patient's insurance eligibility. By doing so, we can ensure that the patient has Active coverage and the benefits are covered. This step eliminates the possibility of a denial due to an Ineligible/Non-Covered.

Initial Eligibility Verification
Security & Safety

Determines if Prior Authorization is Required

We check the payer's requirements to determine if a prior authorization is needed for the specific procedure or medication. This ensures that providers don't waste time submitting requests that don't require prior authorization.

Initiate Prior Authorization Request

Our automation service generates the necessary forms and documents to initiate a prior authorization request. This step includes gathering patient, Provider, Treatment information, medical records, other documentations and Authorization validity.

Initial PA Request
Electronically Submit

Electronically Submit Request to Payer

We submit the prior authorization request electronically, reducing the likelihood of errors and decreasing processing times. Our automation service integrates with the payer's portal, enabling a seamless electronic submission process.

Check Payer Portal for Status Updates

Our service regularly checks the payer portal for status updates on the prior authorization request. This step ensures that providers are aware of any updates or changes to the request status.

Check Payer Portal
Repeated Follow Up

Repeated Follow-up with Payers

If necessary, we follow up with payers to ensure timely and accurate processing of the prior authorization request. Our automation service eliminates the need for providers to spend time on follow-up calls and emails.

Benefits of Prior Authorization Automation:

Prior authorization is a crucial aspect of the healthcare revenue cycle management process. It ensures that patients receive the appropriate care and medications while minimizing healthcare costs, ultimately reducing denial rates and improving revenue cycle management.

  • Faster Processing Times
  • Access to Real-Time Information
  • Ensuring Accurate Eligibility Verification
  • Improved accuracy and efficiency
  • Reduced Administrative Burden & Errors
  • Enhanced Patient Experience
  • Improved Staff Productivity
One Management View for Practitioners
Information Required

Information Required to initiate Prior Authorization:

  • Patient Demographic Details
  • Insurance Information
  • Ordering/Rendering Provider Details
  • Procedure/Service Information
  • Diagnosis Code(s)
  • Medical Records / Treatment Plan
  • Clinical Justification & Supporting Documentation

Top 7 Benefits of Prior Auth Automation for Healthcare Providers

Prior Authorization (PA) is an essential process that healthcare providers must undertake before administering a patient's medical treatment or prescription. However, the process can be time-consuming and complicated, leading to delays in treatment and higher administrative costs. Prior Authorization Automation (PAA) is a technological solution that automates the process, providing many benefits for healthcare providers. Here are the top seven benefits of Prior Auth Automation for healthcare providers:

Increased Efficiency

One of the most significant benefits of PAA for healthcare providers is increased efficiency. Automation of the prior authorization process reduces the time and effort required to obtain approvals from payers. PAA systems use electronic requests and automated workflows to obtain prior authorization quickly and accurately, reducing the administrative burden on healthcare providers. This streamlined process results in more efficient workflows, reducing the time it takes to receive authorization and enabling providers to focus on patient care.

Improved Accuracy

Prior Authorization can be a complex process, requiring the submission of detailed patient and treatment information to the payer. With manual processing, incomplete or inaccurate information can lead to denials or delays, requiring further investigation or resubmission of the request. PAA eliminates the potential for human error, ensuring that all required information is included in the request. This leads to a higher rate of successful approvals and reduces the need for manual intervention.

Cost Savings

The manual handling of prior authorization requests can be a costly process for healthcare providers. Staff members must spend time handling requests, which can lead to higher administrative costs. Additionally, denied claims can result in lost revenue for the practice. By automating the process, PAA can help healthcare providers save money by reducing the need for manual handling of requests and the likelihood of denied claims.

Enhanced Patient Experience

Prior authorization can be a frustrating experience for patients, as it often involves delays in treatment and longer wait times for appointments. By streamlining the process through automation, PAA can reduce the amount of time it takes to obtain approvals. This can lead to shorter wait times for appointments and treatments, which can lead to higher patient satisfaction and loyalty.

Improved Staff Productivity

The manual handling of prior authorization requests can be time-consuming for staff, taking them away from critical tasks, such as patient care and practice management. By automating the process, PAA frees up staff time, allowing them to focus on other important tasks. This can help improve overall staff productivity and reduce burnout.

Access to Real-Time Information

PAA systems provide healthcare providers with real-time information about the status of prior authorization requests. This includes denials or approvals, which can help providers make informed decisions about patient care. Real-time information can also help reduce the likelihood of delays or errors, enabling providers to provide timely and accurate treatment.

Improved Compliance

PAA systems are designed to comply with HIPAA regulations and other industry standards, ensuring that patient information is protected and that the prior authorization process is conducted in a secure and compliant manner. By adopting PAA, healthcare providers can ensure that they are complying with all necessary regulations and standards, protecting their patients' information and maintaining their reputation as a trustworthy provider.

Prior Auth Automation offers many benefits to healthcare providers, including increased efficiency, improved accuracy, cost savings, enhanced patient experience, improved staff productivity, access to real-time information, and improved compliance. By automating the prior authorization process, healthcare providers can streamline their workflows, reduce administrative burden, and focus on providing high-quality patient care.

Contact us 310-294-9242 for more details to streamline your Prior Authorization Process and Improve Accuracy and Efficiency.