Hearing only the term “Prior Authorization” can send shivers down the spines of healthcare staff and physicians. The prior authorization under medical billing services has been around for decades; however, not much has been done to reduce the burden on providers or speed up prior authorization process. In a 2019 survey, more than 90% of the participants admitted seeing an increase in prior authorization requests. However, the same respondents also noted that the prior authorizations still drain the clinical resources.
The prior authorization process has many moving parts, affecting patients, payers, and providers alike. While there are some accepted guidelines on some of the issues, other times, many blurred lines also exist in the process.
Here, you might ask yourself how to speed up prior authorization process. Below, we have compiled our tried, tested, and authentic best practices for easing your practice in the prior authorization process.
Privacy and security of information must always be your priority while working with patient health records or the EHR (Electronic Health Record) prior authorization platforms. All of this must be carefully safeguarded with:
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