May 26, 2015 - Curant Health President and CEO, Patrick Dunham, in Fierce Practice Management - When it comes to practice-management headaches, the hassle involved in obtaining prior authorizations from insurers often leads the list of complaints. And while many elements of fee-for-service reimbursement structures will begin to disappear as the industry moves toward value-based care, this most-disliked task won't be one of them, according to a recent article from Managed Healthcare Executive.
"We literally just asked a gathering of payers and providers if the use of evidence-based criteria, utilization management and prior authorization are going to fade in the next three years or so, as a result of the move to value-based care and [accountable care organizations] and so on," Laura Coughlin, the vice president of clinical development with McKesson Health Solutions, recently told MHE. "They were fairly unanimous in saying absolutely not. That's because the desire to ensure that people are getting safe, effective, quality care is not going to go away."
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