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Patient Advocates: Bridging the Financial Gap

Jul 01, 2017 08:30AM ● Published by Jason Huddle

Patient Advocates: Bridging the Financial Gap

A Patient Advocate is someone who helps bridge the gap for patients struggling to afford much-needed medications.  

Too often, a patient is prescribed medicines his/her provider feels would be the best therapeutic option. However, once the patient goes to the pharmacy to pick the medicine up, he/she finds it is not affordable. 

At that point, a patient advocate is contacted and given the patient’s information along with the name(s) of the medicine(s) with which they are needing assistance. 

The advocate will conduct research by looking for grant foundations or manufacturer assistance programs to see which would be the best fit for the patient. They will then meet with the patient to explain the program and assist him/her in completing an application.  

There have been many cases where patients have been able to save thousands of dollars.

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is when I find out a particular grant fund is open,” Cannon Pharmacy Patient Advocate Jackie King says. “I look for patients who may benefit from it and call them out of the blue to see if they qualify. There is nothing like being able to help someone when they least expect it.”

If you or a family may be in need of a patient advocate, contact your pharmacist to see if they provide this service, or contact Cannon Pharmacy for more information.

Article By: Jackie King

Sponsored by: Cannon Pharmacy

 

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