On April 19th and May 3rd, 2022, the Simplify Prior Authorization (SPA) initiative hosted webinars for patient groups and advisors/plan sponsors on the Challenges and New Solutions in the Private Prior Authorization Landscape.
Canadians with cancer have been experiencing longer times to diagnosis and medical treatment during the pandemic. A backlog has been building that will take years to address, according to Dr Tony Eskander, surgical oncologist of the mouth, throat and neck at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Since the release of the Simplify Prior Authorization white paper, we’ve been working with our sponsors, a new steering committee and working groups to help create a better understanding of the challenges of prior authorization and work towards a better process for patients and other stakeholders.
Prior authorization is typically used by insurers as a manual claim submission and review process for high-cost speciality or high-utilization prescription drugs.
During research for the Simplify Prior Authorization (SPA) white paper in 2020, we learned how the prior authorization (PA) workflow process was impacting prescribers.
During research for the Simplify Prior Authorization (SPA) white paper in 2020, we learned how the prior authorization (PA) process was impacting patients.
On the November 26, 2020 Benefits Breakfast Club webinar experts addressed innovations in oncology and the role of prior authorization (PA), including the many challenges of a largely paper-based PA process.