Fertility treatments are not only emotionally taxing, but they can also be financially draining. Commonly prescribed fertility medications are expensive and are often injected. In addition, reproductive specialists may prescribe a dosage that is customized for each patient. These are compounded specialty medications that are traditionally prepared only by specialty pharmacies.
Patients can choose from many local and national specialty pharmacies for their fertility medications. Since 1996, Avella has been committed to offering cost-effective fertility medication programs along with superior customer service. To continue to bring value to fertility patients, we have recently lowered the prices of many of our fertility medications.
How can Avella provide you with cost savings programs and services for
Competitive and Transparent Pricing:
Many specialty pharmacies publish prices for fertility medications. The prices may appear to be the lowest. However, there are often hidden costs that misrepresent the actual cost to the patient. Be sure to look beyond an online price list or quoted price by telephone.
Financial Assistance/Copay Assistance for Patients:
Many pharmaceutical manufacturers offer copay assistance and/or financial assistance programs for the cash-paying patient to ensure that high out-of-pocket costs do not prohibit patients from accessing treatment. Patients are often unaware of these resources, and are frequently overwhelmed by the applications and enrollment processes. A specialty pharmacy should routinely inform patients of financial assistance programs, initiate the process, and help patients to complete applications. Learn more about how Avella lowers the costs of specialty drugs for patients.
Prescription and Medical Billing:
Insurance plans may cover fertility medication under a patient's prescription benefit, or medical benefit, or both, depending on the drug and/or treatment. A specialty pharmacy must have the capability and staffing to research each patient's insurance coverage. Many patients are unaware of the potential coverage available to them. Using an inexperienced specialty pharmacy may result in unnecessary out-of-pocket costs for the patient.
In addition, if you’re looking for general information about fertility treatment or support, we partner with the following organizations that your patients may find helpful.
Avella is a participating provider in the DesignRx network. The Managed CashSM program is for patients who must pay for their own prescriptions/for those who do not have insurance coverage. The program helps to reduce the amount you pay for medications. DesignRx is dedicated to negotiating the very best value for elective pharmaceuticals and procedures for individuals and families. There is no cost or obligation to join DesignRx! Contact one of our pharmacy locations today to enroll in the DesignRx program.
First Steps is available to self pay patients needing help paying for their medications. Patients who qualify based on income or hardship cases may receive to up to 75% off their prescription purchase price! Furthermore, everyone who applies will receive some level of discount, with the largest discounts reserved for those who have the largest financial need. A tiered approach (25%, 50%, and 75%) makes it easy for patients to qualify, and easy for patients and health care providers to understand.
Avella is a participating provider in the h.e.a.r.t.+ Pharmacy Savings Program. The h.e.a.r.t. + Program helps cash-paying and insured patients save money on Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ fertility medications. By enrolling in the program, you will receive a h.e.a.r.t. + Savings Card and start saving immediately on Bravelle, Menopur, Endometrin, and Novarel. For program details, ask the pharmacist or visit www.ferringfertility.com/heart.
For Avella's complete fertility medication pricing and details, please visit our website. We also invite you to download our guide to selecting the appropriate specialty pharmacy for your fertility patients.