"Paying the Piper"
By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger
In the past two installments of HEAL Blog, weve discussed the process
of Prior Authorization (PA) procedures for patients whose payers the
organization or company who pays for medical services and treatments
require prerequisite paper work and diagnostic tests as qualifiers for treatment.
Weve followed the process through the initial phase of simply qualifying
to qualify on through the actual procedural bureaucracy between prescribing
physicians, pharmacists, and payers. This week, were going to take
a new look at some potential alternative forms of payment Patient
Assistance Programs (PAPs).
I say new because, as a rule, HEAL Blog has covered the topic
of PAPs several times over the last two years. Relatively recent developments
in the world of Patient Assistance and payer relations have warranted a new
look at the issue, particularly through a far less rosy lens.
CLICK HERE to read, "Paying the Piper"
Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance
HIV/HCV Co-Infection Watch
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today published an InfoGraphic,
"Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs." The
InfoGraphic provides graphical information on the state of coverage for ADAP,
prior authorization data, and patient assistance program referral data.
HERE to download, "Hepatitis C Therapies Covered by the AIDS Drug Assistance
Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013
The Partnership for Safe Medicines
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today announced that it is teaming
up with the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) to better educate patients
about the risks of counterfeit or black market HIV/AIDS medicines. Since
2006, eighty-two (82) individuals have been charged with selling adulterated,
unapproved or black market medications prescribed for HIV or AIDS patients.
HERE to download, "Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013"