McKesson InterQual Connect has been integrated into ZeOmega’s population health management system, the company said. This will automate pre-authorization for payors and providers.

Providers can receive instant authorization from health plans that use Jiva with InterQual Connect, which eliminates paperwork, phone calls and switching to another software system.

ZeOmega’s Jiva is the first partner to tap InterQual Connect’s cloud connectivity to expand automated authorization, McKesson said.

“Prior authorization can be a costly burden for payers and providers alike, and can slow care delivery,” said Nilo Mehrabian, vice president of product management, Decision Management, at McKesson Health Solutions. “Bringing InterQual Connect to Jiva means ZeOmega’s customers can streamline their workflow with the integrated medical review and enhanced automated authorization. Making utilization management more efficient is crucial for a world increasingly moving to value-based care.”

InterQual Connect is part of the InterQual product line.