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Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency | Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surescripts released new data revealing the significant impact of its benefit optimization tools, which have realized measurable cost and time savings for patients and providers. Prescribers utilizing Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit saved patients as much as $8,032 in out-of-pocket costs on a single prescription. Further, when prescribing a medication requiring a prior authorization and presented an alternative without a prior authorization, prescribers switched the drug 24 percent of the time—eliminating more than 132,000 hours of potential wait time in one month.

“The Surescripts Network Alliance™ is meeting the needs of healthcare providers and patients who expect their healthcare experience to be as seamless as online shopping,” said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. “Our unique offering is improving the prescription decision-making process by delivering accurate prescription price and therapeutic alternative information to the point of care, while staying true to the patient’s formulary and protecting patient and prescriber choice.”

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Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency | Business Wire.