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Reducing Administrative Burden in Admission Authorizations

Dec 15, 2022
2:00 pm EST
Presented by MCG
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About This Webinar

The health care industry has struggled with the authorization process for decades. The CAQH Index estimates that in 2021, 35% of prior-authorization requests were submitted manually. Attendees will learn about a project that automated manual authorization submissions and made emergent inpatient admission authorizations fully electronic. The speakers will also explore lessons learned from implementation, feedback received from early adopters, and realized savings from both parties.

MCG Health interoperability experts will describe savings that health insurance organizations can achieve via automating manual authorizations while also working towards potential regulatory requirements like those included in the rescinded CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization Rule. In this session, attendees will learn how these potential requirements could be a great opportunity for their organization.

Attendees Will Be Able To

1. Describe the admission authorization workflow at a high level

2. Describe the friction points in the authorization workflow for payers and providers

3. Explain how different metrics fit into an overall return on investment calculation for automating authorizations


Daniel Cawood

Product Manager, Interoperability Solutions

MCG Health

Daniel Cawood oversees the product development for MCG Health’s interoperability solutions as well as connecting payers and providers for authorization processes. Mr. Cawood began his time at MCG with a focus on the Indicia suite of solutions (provider market clinical decision support) and value-based care solutions. Before joining MCG, he was a Product Owner for Research & Development…

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Sarah Woodson, RN

Senior Product Owner, Cite Solutions

MCG Health

Sarah Woodson, RN, is a senior product owner for MCG Health’s Cite solutions. Her work focuses on product development that supports the clinical decision process and promotes payer-provider collaboration. As a clinical nurse, Mrs. Woodson had the opportunity to work as a bedside nurse in various inpatient settings and as a utilization review nurse for a managed care health plan. She graduated…

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