Mediware® And CoverMyMeds Announce New Electronic Prior Authorization Partnership

Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive post-acute healthcare software and CoverMyMeds, a leading electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform, announced today they have signed a partnership agreement which allows pharmacy providers access to electronically initiate and track prior authorization (PA) requests in workflow. Through the integration of Mediware’s CareTend pharmacy software and CoverMyMeds, pharmacists can quickly process requests, receive determinations and ultimately fill prescriptions faster for any medication and all health plans through electronic data exchange.

Data indicates pharmacists spend an average of 5 hours per week on PA, largely due to the paper forms, faxes and phone calls traditionally required to process requests. With CoverMyMeds, pharmacists increase productivity and provide faster access to treatment for their patients by electronically exchanging data with providers and health plans at no cost to the pharmacy.

Thomas Mann, President and CEO of Mediware, comments, “We look forward to the new partnership with CoverMyMeds. This will allow CareTend customers the ability to manage their PA requests in less time so that they can focus on patients and filling more prescriptions.”

Ron Fine, VP, National Pharmacy Alliances at CoverMyMeds adds, “Pharmacists are critical to helping patients get the medication they need to live healthy lives, and CoverMyMeds’ solution helps them accomplish that by eliminating the administrative burden of PA and providing faster determinations. Our integration with Mediware is another step toward 100 percent of the pharmacy network having access to an ePA solution, which is vital to the success of the industry.”

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