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SB 73 - Electronic Prior Authorization

The full bill and more information can be found here.

Summary:

Requires certain health plans to accept and respond to electronic prior authorization requests according to a particular electronic transaction standard.

Relevance for Pharmacists:

This bill leverages technology to improve pharmacist efficiency in community and health system pharmacy settings, thus reducing pharmacist time and employee expense in securing prior authorizations from physicians.

Effective Date: July 1st, 2017