Telus Health, Canada Life, Innomar taking drug prior authorization online

Telus Health is partnering with Canada Life Assurance Co. and Innomar Strategies Inc. to launch Canada’s an electronic drug prior authorization solution.

The pilot program will test the digitized process to fulfill prior authorization submissions for real prescription cases and evaluate its impact on process efficiency, consistency of adjudication results and the overall plan sponsor and member experience.

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The program aims to assist benefits plan sponsors and members by ensuring more timely access to medications and offering a simpler overall benefits experience, according to a press release.

“This is an important step in our mission to leverage the power of technology to invigorate the entire industry, optimize whole systems and bring health benefits management into the future,” said Laura Mensch, vice-president of health benefits management at Telus Health, in the release.