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Prior authorization (PA), the review needed by certain medications before an insurance plan will cover them, is critical. PA also determines if the medication is medically necessary and appropriate for the situation. If a patient does not get prior authorization, the medication may cost more or may not be covered. In most cases, when an … Continued

An aging population and ever-increasing healthcare costs are propelling growth in the telemedicine marketplace. According to a new market research report, Global Telemedicine Market – Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2015-2020), published by Mordor Intelligence, the global market for telemedicine is expected to be worth more than $34 billion by the end of 2020. North America … Continued

According to a recent article in Medical Economics, few words arouse more frustration among physicians than “prior authorization.” And it’s easy to understand why. The time physicians and their staffs have to spend persuading an insurance company to cover a medication or procedure is an expensive and annoying distraction from the task of caring for … Continued

Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services. Since a telehealth providers may not know their patients personally, it is important to have “checks and balances” on treatment procedures. E-Prescribing is rapidly growing in the telehealth field, not just because of the technology, but because of … Continued

E-prescribing provides dentists with many advantages. The most obvious is that it improves their workflow by giving them the ability to electronically select medications and send them directly to the pharmacy, thus bypassing the traditional manual processes of faxing, phone calls and handing paper to the pharmacy. However, the most significant advantage is that that … Continued

The world of medicine is constantly changing. Today, technology plays a major role in medicine, as doctors regularly look for better ways to treat people. Technology has brought numerous advances to the medical field and one of these advancements – telemedicine – is helping medical providers obtain access to medical services and information that would … Continued

E-prescribing is changing the way healthcare is delivered, and the growth in telemedicine is a leading factor in this change. Research from Mordor Intelligence estimates the global telemedicine market will grow to $28.9 billion by 2019. A 2015 HIMSS Analytics Telemedicine study, reports that much of the increased use of telemedicine can be attributed to … Continued

Chronic pain is a significant problem in the United State — affecting more than 100 million Americans. Inappropriate nonmedical use and abuse of prescription opioid drugs has skyrocketed in the past 15 years. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) survey estimated that up to 25 million people used prescription opioids for nonmedical … Continued

When opioids are to be used to treat psychiatric or pain disorders, the practitioners must educate themselves regarding the neuroscience of opioids so that they can competently prescribe these medications for use in psychiatric and chronic pain syndromes. At a minimum, the treating healthcare professional should be aware of some of the more common medical … Continued

If you are a prescriber, you need to know the electronic controlled substances readiness and which States currently mandate ePrescribing.  As per surescripts “E-prescribing data from 2016 points to where the most dramatic progress took place—New York and Minnesota—the only two states where e-prescribing was mandated as one tool for fighting the opioid epidemic. A … Continued