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A Case Study on Automating Prior Authorizations
Presented by Linda D'Amore and Mohammed Ahmed
March 20, 2018
1:00 PM ET
Six industry leaders, including the AMA, recently announced collaborating to improve the prior authorization process. In the statement, they said “Prior authorization approvals can be burdensome for health care professionals, hospitals, health insurance providers, and patients because the processes vary and can be repetitive. Streamlining approval processes will enhance patient access to timely, appropriate care and minimize potential disruptions.”
Nowhere is that truer than in independent radiology, where prior authorizations are required for the majority of procedures. While the industry works to enact wider change, several innovative practices and solution providers are actively working to find a better way to manage prior authorizations in radiology. Some have even implemented fully market capable solutions.
This session will profile one of those fully implemented solutions as a case study and explore the lessons learned from that journey for others considering this type of initiative. Hosted by RBMA, this session will explore best practices as well as lessons learned and remaining challenges for both health IT solution providers and the radiology organizations seeking a solution. Join us for this panel interview format discussion of innovation, implementation, and automation in radiology prior authorizations.
This webinar is complimentary for RBMA members but registration is required here.
About the Speakers
Linda D'Amore is a health care project consultant and an accomplished senior leader with over 35 years of health care experience in both private practice and hospitals. She has a strong business development background with a broad range of strategic, operational and financial service skills. Her passions are leading organizations through change, service line development, and creating a customer service environment.
Linda holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, a bachelor's in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and is a Registered Radiologic Technologist.
Mohammed Ahmed is VP of authorizations sales enablement for Availity Provider Solutions. He manages business development for Availity’s prior authorization solution and the AuthPal product. He has more than 18 years of experience in health care and is a serial entrepreneur focused on understanding end-user pain points and developing high quality, cost efficient solutions.
Mohammed is the former CEO of FORE Support Services, which solved the radiology prior authorization pain point via automation. Fore Support Services was acquired by Availity in 2016 and now is integrated in the provider solutions portfolio.