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Specialty Expedite®

Simplifying benefits verification and prior authorization.

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Improved efficiency.

Improved efficiency.

Starting and keeping patients on specialty medications, including infusion therapies, can place a heavy administrative burden on the health care system.

With a secure connection to your existing electronic health record (EHR), Specialty Expedite automates behind-the-scenes workflows for benefits verification, prior authorizations, and reauthorizations. It minimizes manual work, prevents errors, and simplifies the onboarding process.

At CVS Specialty, we're always innovating to support the patients we serve. It's no easy task to get a specialty prescription processed, especially when prior authorization is required. There's a lot of back and forth by phone, fax, and email, and these antiquated systems can cause frustration and increase the potential for errors. On average, it takes seven days to complete specialty prescription onboarding and, at times, up to three weeks to get patients their medication. This process often leaves the patient in the dark about the status of their medication and delays the start of treatment.

Everyone is negatively impacted-- the patient, the prescriber, and the practice, but CVS Specialty has the solution to improve all that. Introducing Specialty Expedite, a time-saving enhancement that streamlines our prior authorization and benefits verification process to get patients their medication faster. Connected seamlessly through EHR systems, we securely gather patient information the same way doctors share information with each other. It's an innovative onboarding solution for specialty medications.

With Specialty Expedite, what used to take up to three weeks is reduced to as soon as three days. Patients can opt-in to receive real-time prescription status texts and email updates. So they can be informed throughout the whole process, eliminating the need to call the practice to check on the status of their medications. The result, a better onboarding experience for all and a better way to keep everyone informed. And getting started with Specialty Expedite is easy, and your system may already be activated and ready to go.

Specialty Expedite, less burden, care sooner. For more information or questions on how to get started, contact your CVS Specialty account representative today. 

Improved efficiency.

At CVS Specialty, we're always innovating to support the patients we serve. It's no easy task to get a specialty prescription processed, especially when prior authorization is required. There's a lot of back and forth by phone, fax, and email, and these antiquated systems can cause frustration and increase the potential for errors. On average, it takes seven days to complete specialty prescription onboarding and, at times, up to three weeks to get patients their medication. This process often leaves the patient in the dark about the status of their medication and delays the start of treatment.

Everyone is negatively impacted-- the patient, the prescriber, and the practice, but CVS Specialty has the solution to improve all that. Introducing Specialty Expedite, a time-saving enhancement that streamlines our prior authorization and benefits verification process to get patients their medication faster. Connected seamlessly through EHR systems, we securely gather patient information the same way doctors share information with each other. It's an innovative onboarding solution for specialty medications.

With Specialty Expedite, what used to take up to three weeks is reduced to as soon as three days. Patients can opt-in to receive real-time prescription status texts and email updates. So they can be informed throughout the whole process, eliminating the need to call the practice to check on the status of their medications. The result, a better onboarding experience for all and a better way to keep everyone informed. And getting started with Specialty Expedite is easy, and your system may already be activated and ready to go.

Specialty Expedite, less burden, care sooner. For more information or questions on how to get started, contact your CVS Specialty account representative today. 

Improved efficiency.

Starting and keeping patients on specialty medications, including infusion therapies, can place a heavy administrative burden on the health care system.

With a secure connection to your existing electronic health record (EHR), Specialty Expedite automates behind-the-scenes workflows for benefits verification, prior authorizations, and reauthorizations. It minimizes manual work, prevents errors, and simplifies the onboarding process.

More than 50 percent of prescriptions are processed without additional outreach providers1 – and patients can start critical therapy in as few as three days2.

More than 37,000 prescribers and 950 health systems are already using Specialty Expedite3.

It’s secure

All data exchanges are secure and HIPAA compliant.

It’s easy to set up

There’s no IT development or investment needed.

It’s highly compatible

Specialty Expedite integrates with all major EHR systems.

Questions?

Questions?

For answers to the most commonly asked questions, visit the Specialty Expedite FAQ page.

Questions?

Questions?

For answers to the most commonly asked questions, visit the Specialty Expedite FAQ page.

1CVS Health Enterprise Analytics, April 15, 2020

2CVS Health Enterprise Analytics, March 11, 2020

3CVS Health Enterprise Analytics, January 11, 2022

Carequalty® is a registered trademark of Carequality.

Specialty Expedite is available exclusively for providers who use compatible electronic health record (EHR) systems that participate in the Carequality Interoperability Framework. Some payors have specific utilization management requirements related to prior authorization submissions (e.g., review, submission and/or physical signature by prescribers). Specialty Expedite is only used where permissible by payor requirements and applicable law. All data sharing and usage complies with applicable privacy laws. CVS Specialty uses data as allowed by applicable law, and by our agreements and our information firewall. Patient privacy is important to us. Our employees are trained regarding the appropriate way to handle patients’ private health information.