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With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In the July 2021 slideshow on Making prior authorizations less burdensome, Avery Hurt writes the following:
There’s no doubt prior authorizations are a major time suck. Here are five ways to make them a little less onerous.
1). Know your triggers - Each practice will have some commonly used medications or procedures that are likely to trigger prior authorization requirements.
2). Have designated hitter - Because the processes and rules can vary from payer to payer, if the person dealing with prior authorizations is up to date on these, you won’t be reinventing the wheel each time you have to submit a prior authorization.
3). Go electronic - Your EHR may already be optimized for pre-authorizations. Make sure you are aware of your EHR's functionality around pre-authorizations.