The payer time drain: dealing with prior authorizations Despite recent moves to streamline the prior authorization process, physicians still struggle mightily as they jump through payers’ hoops. Payers to pharma: Here’s what we’re missing in hep C drugs February 17, 2017 By Tracey Walker A Precision for Value survey highlights what can be done in order to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment. Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017 For the fourth consecutive year, Medical Economics reveals its list of obstacles physicians will face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them. Integrating pharmacy benefit, medical benefit cuts costs November 29, 2016 By Tracey Walker Here’s how one non-profit health plan harnessed the power of medical and pharmacy data to rein in drug costs. Tips for battling prior authorizations November 25, 2016 By Charlotte Huff How approval hassles for ordering tests or prescribing drugs can get in the way of caring for patients. Insurers make prescribing biologics difficult July 08, 2016 By Lisette Hilton A new study suggests that insurance coverage of biologics for psoriasis is becoming more challenging. The need for prior authorization is increasing, as are the average time from prior authorization submission to coverage decisions and prior authorization denial rates. Electronic prior authorization and payers: Lessons from BCBS Two presenters at the AMCP 2016 conference examine a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan pilot project to leverage technology for its medical specialty drug management program. Here are the lessons learned. Shaping specialty pharmacy’s future: 4 perspectives April 20, 2016 By Mari Edlin At AMCP, four stakeholders representing the specialty pharmacy perspective, manufacturer perspective, payer perspective, and PBM perspective shared their thoughts on the future of specialty pharmacy. Ten ways to boost medication adherence April 12, 2016 By Tracey Walker Here are 10 solutions that come together to provide a multifaceted approach to medication adherence.