P4HA/HITN Capitol Hill Briefing: ePA to Prevent Delay-How Electronic Prior Authorization Can Speed Patient Access to Therapy and Prevent Medication Mismanagement

SUMMARY

P4HA partnered with Health IT Now to co-host a briefing on Capitol Hill where Congressman Schweikert (R-AZ) and a panel of experts discussed the role of electronic prior authorization (ePA) in improving patient care and its use within the Medicare space. 

Congressman Schweikert (R-AZ) addressed the need for disruptors to revolutionize the healthcare market and facilitate the adoption of ePA, while the panel discussed how ePA can reduce administrative burdens for providers, lower costs and reduce medication abandonment. They also discussed how Congress and private actors can support H.R. 4841 to promote timely access to drug therapy and promote medication adherence. Click here for a summary of the event.

MEETING DETAILS

  • April 26, 2018 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC

SPEAKERS

  • Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ)
  • Joel White, P4HA (moderator)
  • Perry Lewis, CoverMyMeds
  • Summer Madden, AstraZeneca
  • Cathy Cohen, American Academy of Ophthalmology 

PICTURES

HIMSS Medication Adherence Roundtable: Coordinating Medical and Pharmacy Data to Improve the Use of Medicines

SUMMARY

As the U.S. healthcare system evolves from reimbursement based solely on volume to paying for improved outcomes and value, the demand for increaased data sharing and true interoperabliity is increasing. The 21st Century Cures and MACRA laws both included provisions on reaching interoperability and eliminating information blocking practices. A recent provision, signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act, that facilitates data sharing between Medicare Parts A, B and D aims to bridge the gap between medical and pharmacy sites of service. 

P4HA joined HIMSS to host a roundtable at the annual conference to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss the growing need for technology solutions to build a bridge between patients' clinical and pharmaceutical data in order to improve care coordination, medication adherence and patient health outcomes. 

    Meeting Details

    • March 7, 2018 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

    discussion Leaders

    • Sloane Salzburg, P4HA
    • Afton Wagner, HIMSS
    • Shelly Spiro, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
    • Kim Boyd, CoverMyMeds