January 25, 2019
“Important Prescription Plan Change,” the letter announced. “We’re writing to inform you of an important upcoming change to your specialty prescription benefits.”
December 6, 2018
Most patients aren’t familiar with the term “co-pay accumulator,” or its effect. But they should be, advises a new report from the Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine.
July 31, 2018
Co-pay accumulator adjustment programs are presenting patients with an ugly surprise at the pharmacy counter: The card that helps them…
July 31, 2018
Can policymakers prevent new co-pay accumulator programs from surprising patients at the pharmacy counter? The short answer: yes. They have several options, in fact, according to a new overview of policy proposals from the Institute for Patient Access.
June 25, 2018
Not everyone can afford the medication they need. To make drugs more accessible, manufacturers sometimes provide co-pay coupons to help patients cover their out-of-pocket pharmacy expenses.
June 14, 2018
“Not everyone can afford the medication they need,” opens a new policy brief from the Institute for Patient Access. Co-pay coupons are one source of financial support for patients. Issued by drug manufacturers, co-pay coupons reduce patients’ out-of-pocket cost. They also help patients meet their annual deductible.
May 31, 2018
Diabetes is becoming more common. But access to appropriate care for people living with diabetes? Not so much. So explains a new white paper from the Institute for Patient Access.
January 26, 2018
A new trend has more health insurers implementing what are known as co-pay accumulator programs, which change how patients meet their annual deductible. Insurers embrace the programs to increase their revenues and discourage the use of high-cost drugs. But, in so doing, they leave patients with a difficult choice.