Anthem has partnered with Epic to create an info change platform between its well being plans and supplier organizations, with the purpose of automating prior authorization requests, offering data-driven insights into affected person care and selling value-based funds, the insurer mentioned Wednesday.
Anthem, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Protect plans in 14 states, launched a pilot program with Epic and The MetroHealth System in Cleveland. That pilot might embody roughly 21,000 sufferers throughout the four-hospital and 40 well being middle system. Over the following few years, the Indianapolis-based insurer goals to develop the partnership throughout each hospital in its community that makes use of Epic’s payer platform. The insurer estimates it is going to be used to change the scientific info of about 14.7 million Anthem members.
Epic’s payer platform might assist lower prices for these people—by highlighting which medicines are lined below a affected person’s insurance coverage coverage