Welcome to the CMHC Prior Authorization for Access Resource Center

This educational space is designed to offer healthcare providers recommendations and resources for streamlining the prior authorization (PA) process, with the goal of reducing the associated burdens in their respective practices, minimizing related stress for patients, and preserving time for direct & enhanced patient care.

CME/CE Resources

Prior Authorization Primer

Review our visual, high-impact infographic primer that focuses on the burdens and barriers in clinical practice associated with the PA process.

2018 Virtual Symposium
Mastering the Prior Authorization Process to Meet Patient Needs

Experts discuss the challenges surrounding prior authorization, and provide real-life solutions and resources for streamlining the PA process in their practices. Patient cases associated with PA challenges are reviewed by specialists, and an advocate from The Doctor-Patient Rights Project shares the organization’s mission—while providing a challenging experience encountered during the PA process. This 1.0 hour CME/CE activity is certified for MDs, PAs, NPs, nurses, dieticians, and pharmacists.

Additional Educational Resources

Meet the Experts

Pamela B. Morris, MD

Pamela B. Morris,


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Christie M. Ballantyne, MD

Christie M. Ballantyne,


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Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD

Kim K. Birtcher,


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Matthew D. Stryker, PharmD, BCACP, CLS

Matthew D. Stryker,


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Q&A from the Experts

Listen to the audience question and answer session, captured from the 13th Annual CMHC live symposium. A transcript is included for reference.

Expert Pharmacist Interview on PA

In partnership with The Doctor-Patient Rights Project, CMHC asked Drs. Kim K. Birtcher and Matthew Stryker to briefly discuss typical challenges encountered in their practices as pharmacists.

Online Resources

The CMHC Prior Authorization for Access Resource Center is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.