QS/1, CoverMyMeds partner on prior authorization automation

Companies hope to speed up process for specialty drugs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pharmacy technology provider QS/1 has entered a contract with CoverMyMeds to automate a process often required by insurers to dispense specialty drugs.

QS/1 said it entered a partnership with CoverMyMeds to automate the prior-authorization process, required for 90% of specialty drugs on the market.

"A pharmacist can spend a lot of time cutting through the red tape to get these prescriptions filled," QS/1 pharmacy market analyst John Frady said. "CoverMyMeds helps cut down on that work load by automating the process."

CoverMyMeds allows physicians and pharmacists complete prior authorization and other insurance coverage determination forms for any drug and most drug plans, developing online and phone-based systems that make the process faster and easier.

"The best thing about this plan is, it doesn't cost the pharmacies a penny to use," Frady said.

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