Authparency, an effort of OncoSpark Inc., a leader in value-based technology-enabled services, is focused on automating and improving the prior authorization process. Authparency, which is based on more than a decade of clinical and administrative prior authorization information, has been selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, which will allow it to continue to develop and use its technology. The platform was designed with features and modules that take advantage of subject matter experts and interoperability for medical procedures as well as medications and infusions.
Microsoft for Startups offers together with the technology, direction, and support we need to continue to have a strategic and fundamental impact on the value of patients and healthcare receipts. "This initiative serves as the foundational catalyst that is needed to harness confidence and speed in our solution, which is critical for patients and providers as we design less restrictive value-based therapeutic pathways," stated Jordan Johnson, Chief Innovation Officer of OncoSpark.
Authparency was developed with the help of more than 100 doctors, patient advocates, benefit navigators, and other stakeholders who see the importance of greater patient, payer, and provider alignment. The platform's data is affecting pharma, industry, and health policy in terms of openness and access to care, as well as aiding clinical decision-making.
"The onerous prior authorization requirements burden practices with a variety of barriers, including issues submitting documentation through disparate health plan web portals. This remains a major problem in healthcare as we are seeing an increase in those seeking specialty care and an even greater increase in barriers to this care. By standardizing the process and creating relational data, we are able to work directly with payers and pharmaceutical companies to drive optimization and value."
Manish Jain, a co-founder of OncoSpark
Jordan Johnson added, "The commitment and values of the Microsoft and Oncospark teams allow us to serve communities, patients, and providers to reduce barriers in a dynamic and changing environment."
Bringing tracking, payer connectivity, direct submission, insurance validation, HUB enrollment, and assistance pathways into one integrated platform ensures viability, sustainability, and optimal resource allocation for providers and practices that operate on razor-thin margins and struggle with staffing.