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CMS Proposes to Update E-Prescribing Standards

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 3:27 AM

This week, CMS proposed a new rule that would greatly improve patient’s access to their medications by updating the prior authorization process for Medicare Part D, which covers medications that are picked up at their pharmacy.  The prior authorization process requires that providers give additional clinical information to verify that the medication is covered under the Medicare Part D benefit. The proposed rule would update the Part D e-prescribing program by adopting standards that ensure secure transmissions and expedite prior authorizations.

“Improving patients’ access to prescription drugs is a top priority for CMS,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “This proposed rule would reduce the time it takes for a patient to receive needed medications and ease the prescriber burden by giving clinicians the flexibility and choice to complete prior authorization transactions electronically.”

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