Over the past few years, many amazing new prescription drugs have been approved by the FDA. These medications are helping people with serious health issues live longer and better lives. However, these breakthrough medications and treatment options often come at a cost, especially for patients. Many people simply can't afford their prescription drugs. In fact, the #1 cause of personal bankruptcy in America is medical expenses. At Avella, we understand that costly medications can create a major financial burden for many people. This is especially stressful if you’re already dealing with a serious medical issue. This is why we're doing everything we can to put today's most powerful and effective medications into the hands of people who need them. We don't want you to have to choose between the treatment you need and the life you deserve.
We are proud to share that Avella has helped patients receive more than $54 million in financial assistance last year through manufacturer patient assistance programs, co-pay cards and 501(c)(3) foundations. Watch our latest video to see how we support our patients in this process.
How does Avella help our patients gain access to financial assistance?
- We can find out if you qualify for financial assistance programs from drug manufacturers and non-profit organizations. If you do, we’ll help you fill out the application and take any other steps needed to enroll in these programs.
- We can also work with your insurance company in a process called “prior authorization.” During these efforts, we make sure that all of the right documentation is submitted to the people who make decisions about drug coverage at your insurance company. This documentation must establish your need for this medication and show that you qualify according to the insurance company’s specific guidelines. This can help increase the chances that your insurance benefits will apply, reducing the costs of your drugs.
Avella has strong relationships with drug manufacturers, non-profit organizations and insurance companies nationwide. We will work with these groups on your behalf and make this entire process easier so that you can focus on your health and well-being.
Our team firmly believes that you should never have to make a decision between purchasing your medication and basic necessities. If you need help finding out if you qualify for financial assistance that can reduce the cost of your specialty drugs, contact our team of experts today.