Featuring a conversation between Denise Balch, President, Connex Health and Ramy El-Kholi, Pharm.D., Chief Commercial Officer, OkRx. Ramy has held diverse roles in both Canada and the U.S. including patient support programs, specialty pharmacy start ups, pharmacy benefits management and digital health.
In this podcast Ramy El-Kholi and Denise Balch will speak about the logistics of the prior authorization (PA) process for specialty drugs and the complexities of the process which result in a significant administrative burden to PA stakeholders. Ramy will also explain how the process can be improved by creating administrative efficiencies through technology.
Want to learn more about prior authorization? For context you can listen to our last podcast with Alan Birch, the Associate Director, Provider Solutions – Oncology with Sentrex and founder of Drug Access Canada. In The Rough Road to Navigating Drug Access in Canada we discuss the reimbursement and approval process for patients who are prescribed specialty drugs that require prior authorization, the reimbursement gaps, and barriers to access. We also explore how the landscape is changing.
You can also see our November article in Benefits and Pensions Monitor.
Find out more information about Simplify Prior Authorization at www.simplifypriorauth.ca.