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Supplements - Improving Patient Access to Critical Therapies in the Age of Cost Sharing
March 18, 2016 – Katherine Upshur, MSW, LCSW
This case study from the MS Center of Saint Louis examines how patients are impacted by high healthcare costs and addresses potential solutions to this problem.
National Psoriasis Foundation: A Patient-Centric Approach to Improve Access to Psoriatic Disease Treatment
March 18, 2016 – Leah McCormick Howard, JD
This case study from the National Psoriasis Foundation describes its aim to eliminate access barriers-including cost-through legislative and regulatory advocacy, direct patient assistance programs, and engagement with health insurers.
In-Office Dispensing of Oral Oncolytics: A Continuity of Care and Cost Mitigation Model for Cancer Patients
March 18, 2016 – Nancy J. Egerton, PharmD, BCOP
This case study from the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) focuses on a new dispensary in a moderately sized oncology community practice that prescribes to NCODA’s Quality Standards and outlines the processes developed to assist Medicare patients in accessing their oral cancer medications.
March 18, 2016 – Christine Rodriguez, MPH, and Andrew Reynolds
This case study from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and Project Inform describes the cost-sharing mechanisms that create significant barriers to accessing new hepatitis C treatments, which require a strong advocate response to improve patient access.
Practical Solutions When Facing Cost Sharing: The American Cancer Society's Health Insurance Assistance Service
March 18, 2016 – Katherine Sharpe, MTS; Beverly Shaw, MS; and Mandi Battaglia Seiler, BS
This case study from the American Cancer Society (ACS) describes the ACS’s Health Insurance Assistance Service and offers profiles of 2 cases, which describe the challenges of finding adequate and affordable solutions, as well as sharing lessons learned.
March 18, 2016 – Dan Klein, President and CEO, Patient Access Network Foundation
This supplement showcases the winning papers and case studies from the PAN Challenge, which aimed to stimulate a dialogue about how to ease the financial burden and improve the quality of life for millions of patients and their families.
High Cost Sharing and Specialty Drug Initiation Under Medicare Part D: A Case Study in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
March 18, 2016 – Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD; Pengxiang Li, PhD; Hairong Huo, PhD, MS; Amy R. Pettit, PhD; Rishab Kumar; Brendan M. Weiss, MD; and Scott F. Huntington, MD, MPH
A Medicare claims analysis of patients newly diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia revealed that high cost sharing was associated with reduced and/or delayed tyrosine kinase inhibitor initiation under Part D.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
The Redesign of Consumer Cost Sharing for Specialty Drugs at the California Health Insurance Exchange
March 18, 2016 – James Robinson, PhD; Anne Price, BS; and Zachary Goldman, MPP
Patients can be shielded from the most onerous cost-sharing burdens for specialty drugs while keeping premiums affordable for the entire enrolled population.