Copay Relief Program

Deborah L
By Deborah L Latest Reply 2011-08-04 09:54:45 -0500
Started 2010-02-16 09:17:04 -0600

Here is a website for assistance paying copays for diabetic medicines and supplies if you qualify, even if you have Medicare Part D.

http://www.patientadvocate.org/

I know how hard it is to afford meds sometimes and every little bit helps. There are other progams out there too and easy to find by searching the net for those of you who need help.
There is an online application process at this site.
"The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.
Are You Eligible?
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently assists insured patients who are financially and medically qualified and are being treated for breast, lung, lymphoma and cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, prostate, kidney, colon, pancreatic, head/neck cancers, malignant brain tumor, sarcoma, diabetes, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (and other pre-leukemia diseases), osteoporosis, pain, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, selected autoimmune disorders and CIA/CIN."
You may reach the CPR team by calling 1-866-512-3861.
Good luck and hope it helps those of you who are needing help.


13 replies

phoenix2258
phoenix2258 2010-03-08 23:38:25 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for the tips on the websites that help with co-pays or deductibles with diabetic meds and supplies. I had lots of problems in that area when first diagnosed last spring. Seems like my co-pays on just about every kind my doctor subscribed was approximately 200 dollars each per month. I make minimum wage which barely covered rent and utilities, so naturally I was stressed trying to figure how to cover the medicines and supplies I needed. My dr. helped with some samples and with applying for some assistance programs she knew of - but most of them only helped folks who had no insurance. It was hard to find help since I did have insurance. My deductible was just so high that I couldn't afford what I needed to cover these. I just now reached the deductible amount so that for the moment I have no out-of-pocket costs for them. At least for now. I have made a note of these sights just in case I need it for the future. So thanks again for this helpful advice.

Jesse57
Jesse57 2010-02-16 14:08:18 -0600 Report

Deborah L- Welcome to the neighborhood !!!!! Thanks for the link, I will be looking it up.
Jeff

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-02-16 09:48:07 -0600 Report

Good information to know. Thank you, and welcome to the site. You will be a great asset with your research skills.
Jim

10fluffy35
10fluffy35 2010-02-16 09:38:47 -0600 Report

Don't forget also to confide in your dr., if you
are having trouble paying for the meds. They
have numbers also for you to call and some of the
companies will pay totally for it. If you have a caring
dr. he might even push it thru for you. Dont be
shy about asking for samples. They can't help
you if they don't know you need it.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-16 12:58:33 -0600 Report

Good point about doctors helping and also most manufacturers have programs. You can contact the companies directly by looking up their information on the internet and applying. I also learned that if I call a program and they can't help, they can often refer me to someone else.

cc9
cc9 2010-02-16 09:21:00 -0600 Report

thats great info to share. thanks.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-16 09:23:22 -0600 Report

You're welcome. I'm very new (4 days) to this wonderful community and if there are additional ways here to share the information, please let me know. I'm a research junkie on the computer for hours at a time and will help if I can. Spread the word. LOL