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Submitting a prior authorization request via electronic prior authorization (ePA)

Did you know…

Over two-thirds of the PAs that we receive each year are now electronic. If you are new to electronic prior authorizations (ePA), here are a few benefits to consider:

    •Time-saving: Providers who report using ePA submissions on average spend 2.5 fewer hours on PAs per week*

        —Provides real-time submissions with typical resolutions in less than 5 minutes at no additional cost

        —Eliminates wait time on the phone or using manual fax forms

        —Reduces disruptions to patient care

        —Allows renewals to be created from previous submissions

        —Includes specific clinical questions pertinent to patient plan requirements

    •Reduces paperwork: Process is eco-friendly

    •Protects patient health information: Provides secure transmission using the NCPDP SCRIPT standard

Save time today and submit your PA requests to FutureScripts through any of the following online portals:**


Electronic prior authorization (ePA)

Submit an ePA using CoverMyMeds

Electronic prior authorization (ePA)

Submit an ePA using Surescripts


**The ePA solution supports all forms of PA and formulary exception requests. Exclusions may include cost reduction requests such as tiering exception, copay waiver, and tier cost sharing.


Supporting resources

We offer various resources to help support your understanding and use of ePA.

    ePA portal support:



    The American Medical Association (AMA) wants to help bring ePA awareness to physician practices. Click this link to leverage the AMA's video series to educate your staff about     the advantages of ePA.


Prior authorization via fax

Prior authorization is one of FutureScripts' utilization management procedures. It requires that providers receive approval from FutureScripts before prescribing certain medications. This safeguard ensures that the drug prescribed is clinically appropriate for the plan participant and encourages the use of generic or lower-cost brand-name drugs as an alternative. Prior authorization also ensures that drugs prescribed for off-label use are done so in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines.