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Getting Patients Drugs A Guide to Patient Assistance Programs. Diane M. Wink EdD, FNP, ARNP Professor College of Nursing UCF [email protected] Objective. Use free and low cost programs to help patients afford needed drugs Types of programs: Patient assistance Discount

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Getting patients drugs a guide to patient assistance programs

Getting Patients DrugsA Guide to Patient Assistance Programs

Diane M. Wink EdD, FNP, ARNP

Professor

College of Nursing

UCF

[email protected]


Objective

Objective

  • Use free and low cost programs to help patients afford needed drugs

    • Types of programs:

      • Patient assistance

      • Discount

      • Co-pay coverage

      • Free

    • How to access programs

    • Benefits / problems with each type program


Retail based programs free drug programs

RETAIL BASED PROGRAMSFree Drug Programs

  • Antibiotics

    • Publix

    • United

    • Meijer

    • Wegmans

  • Metformin

    • Publix

  • Prenatal Vitamins

    • Meijer


Retail based programs generic drug programs

RETAIL BASED PROGRAMSGeneric Drug Programs

  • Wal-Mart http://www.walmart.com/pharmacy

    • $4-9/30 days $12-24/90 days

    • OTC program


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RETAIL BASED PROGRAMSGeneric Drug Programs

  • Target http://sites.target.com/

    • $4-9/30 days $10-24/ 90 days

    • More discounts with Target credit or debit card

  • CVS http://www.cvs.com/

    • $10 enrollment

    • $9.99 for 90 day supply

    • 10% discount on Minute Clinic (except FL)

  • Rite Aide http://www.riteaid.com/

    • $8.99/30-days $15.99/90 days.

    • 20% on other name brand and generics meds

    • Save 10% on Rite Aid products

    • Not in publicly funded health care program

    • Free Card

  • Walgreens http://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/

    • $20/year; $35 family for Card

    • $12/90 days

    • US or Puerto Rico

    • Not in publicly funded health care program

    • Diabetic supplies

    • Pet prescriptions

    • Coupons

    • Discount on other services


Retail based programs generic drug programs2

RETAIL BASED PROGRAMSGeneric Drug Programs

  • Rite Aide http://www.riteaid.com/

    • $8.99/30-days $15.99/90 days. Free Card

    • 20% on other name brand and generics meds

    • Save 10% on Rite Aid products

    • Not in publicly funded health care program

  • Walgreens http://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/

    • $20/year; $35 family for Card

    • $12/90 days

    • US or Puerto Rico

    • Not in publicly funded health care program

    • Diabetic supplies, Pet prescriptions, Coupons, Other Discounts


Patient assistance programs free programs

Patient Assistance ProgramsFree Programs

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance - PPARx

    • Supported by PhRMA

  • http://www.pparx.org/


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Patient Assistance ProgramsFree Programs

  • PPARx

    • Search engine of drugs

      • 475 patient assistance programs (200 from drug companies)

      • Links to applications

      • Application wizard

    • Help Is Here Express bus


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Patient Assistance ProgramsFree Programs

  • PPARx

    • Information on

      • Medicare Drug Coverage

      • Medicaid Chip programs

      • Patient Assistance Programs

      • Co-Payment programs

      • Free Clinic Finders

      • Savings Cards


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Patient Assistance ProgramsFree Programs

  • NeedyMeds.org

    • NOT the .com site

  • http://www.needymeds.org/

    • Services

      • PAP Applications Assistance

      • Brand and Generic Name Drugs

      • Program and Company Lists

      • Medication Coupons

      • Application Assistance


Patient assistance programs free programs4

Patient Assistance ProgramsFree Programs

  • RX Assist (Supported by Astra Zeneca)

  • http://www.rxassist.org/

    • Services

      • Links to forms and an application Wizard.


Patient assistance programs commercial programs

Patient Assistance ProgramsCommercial Programs

  • Select Care Benefits Network

  • http://www.scbn.org/

    • Services

      • Application fee of $50-$75.

      • $20 per month per medication based on a 12 month agreement

      • Completes paper work

      • Extra charge for extra work

      • Will do appeals and remind you to do subsequent paper work


Patient assistance programs drug discount programs

Patient Assistance ProgramsDrug Discount Programs

  • Together RX Program (many companies

  • http://www.togetherrxaccess.com/Tx/jsp/home.jsp

  • Discounts on Drugs


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Patient Assistance ProgramsDrug Discount Programs

  • Together RX Program (Beware of Ad)

    • Criteria: 

      • Not eligible for Medicare or any prescription drug coverage

      • Household income equal to or less than:

        • $45,000 for a single person

        • $60,000 for a family of two

        • $75,000 for a family of three

        • $90,000 for a family of four

        • $105,000 for a family of five

        • Contact for others and residents of AK and HI

      • Legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico


Patient assistance programs drug discount programs2

Patient Assistance ProgramsDrug Discount Programs

  • Together RX Program

    • Services: 

      • 25-40% savings on 300+ brand/generic drugs


Patient assistance programs disease specific programs

Patient Assistance ProgramsDisease Specific Programs

  • AIDS Treatment Data Network

    • Also assists with hepatitis

  • http://www.atdn.org/


Patient assistance programs disease specific programs1

Patient Assistance ProgramsDisease Specific Programs

  • American Cancer Society

  • http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/content/MIT_3_2x_Prescription_Drug_Assistance_Programs.asp


Patient assistance programs disease specific programs2

Patient Assistance ProgramsDisease Specific Programs

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1Prescription_Drug_Patient_Assistance_Programs.htm


Patient assistance programs benefits check up

Patient Assistance ProgramsBenefits Check-Up

  • BenefitsCheckUp –

    • National Council on the Aging

  • http://www.benefitscheckup.org

    • Select "Find More Benefits Programs…”

    • Services

      • Online resource for people age 55 and older

      • 1,500 programs for all states and Washington DC

      • Help beyond medications.


Questions

Questions??


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