WEDI: Tech limitations, lack of adoption and standards causing prior auth issues
January 26, 2020
The use of technology has made limited inroads in reducing the impact of prior authorization, even as requests for this documentation increases, according to a national group’s recent survey.
WEDI—the Workgroup for Electronic Interchange—says its research suggests that even the use of mandated standards have done little to curb in the impact the prior authorization requirements. WEDI’s Prior Authorization Subgroup conducted the survey last August, and it shared the findings during testimony late last year before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
“While the industry has made great progress, this survey shows how much more work there is to be done to clarify and standardize prior authorization workflows,” says Jay Eisenstock, chair of WEDI’s board of directors.
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