Patient Financial Assistance

Ghost Bill: UVA Siphons Couple’s Tax Refund To Pay 20-Year-Old Medical Debt | 6/24/2020

Copy And Paste To Republish This Story Ghost Bill: UVA Siphons Couple’s Tax Refund To Pay 20-Year-Old Medical Debt By Michelle Andrews June 24, 2020 h1 Ghost Bill: UVA Siphons Couple’s Tax Refund To Pay 20-Year-Old Medical Debt /h1 span class=”byline” By a href=”https://californiahealthline.org/news/author/michelle-andrews/” strong Michelle Andrews /strong /a /span p The notice from the Virginia tax department puzzled …

Vermont Health Care Update | Week 20 | 6/17/2020

… in responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, both in delivering services and as it has affected the applicant’s organization. The applicant would also be required to use grant funds to supplement existing patient financial assistance programs in order to assist patients whose financial situations have been negatively affected the pandemic, and/or to enable the provider to continue providing services to Medicaid beneficiaries. Initial language setting an application …

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Perspective matters when it comes to media scrutiny of health system collection practices | 3/25/2020

… HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars & Sense reports, is a compilation of industry-consensus recommendations and best practices to help hospitals and health systems close gaps where patients may fall through the cracks when it comes to patient financial assistance . In its coverage of a recently released whitepaper, Modern Healthcare reports that the “Community Service Society found that over a five year period, hospitals in 26 counties in New York State filed 31k …

North Carolina demands answers from HCA after Mission Health complaints | Modern Healthcare | 3/10/2020

… physicians or patients to learn how the policy will be applied in their cases. In an open letter to community members, Greg Lowe, president of HCA’s North Carolina Division, wrote that HCA’s more favorable patient financial assistance polices resulted in about $100 million more in charity care, uninsured discounts and other financial assistance in the first year of its ownership of Mission than would have been provided under Mission’s previous …

Copay Accumulator Programs Can Derail Rheumatologic Treatment Plans | 2/13/2020

Copay Accumulator Programs Can Derail Rheumatologic Treatment Plans Copay Accumulator Programs Can Derail Rheumatologic Treatment Plans February 13, 2020 Print-Friendly Version / Save PDF felipe caparros / shutterstock.com A s the medications for rheumatology become more expensive, the need for patient financial assistance becomes paramount. Unfortunately, commercially insured patients are finding it difficult to afford the exorbitant copays required by their plans, and the latest strategy of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs …

UVA Suspends Medical Lawsuits In Wake Of KHN Investigation | Kaiser Health News | 9/13/2019

… fiscal year ending in June and held stocks, bonds and other investments worth about $1 billion. /p p As part of its investigation into billing practices, KHN reported that UVA has the least generous patient financial assistance guidelines of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only a few thousand dollars in a 401(k) account can disqualify even families with very low incomes from UVA aid. /p p …

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized | 9/11/2019

… former patients an additional 15% for legal costs, plus 6% interest on their unpaid bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only $4,000 in a retirement account can disqualify a family from aid, even if its income is barely above the poverty level. Purdue Pharma …

‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes | Kaiser Health News | 9/10/2019

… former patients an additional 15% for legal costs, plus 6% interest on their unpaid bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only $4,000 in a retirement account can disqualify a family from aid, even if its income is barely above the poverty level. p The …

(USA-TX-Houston) Pharmacy Resource Specilaist | 8/28/2019

… Patient Assistance Programs and oversee and execute replacement drug orders. • Obtain and verify information regarding patients enrolled / or attempting to enroll in vendor sponsored drug replacement programs • Pre-screen patients by evaluating documentation (including Patient Financial Assistance (PAP) Applications, income documentation, proof of residency, etc.) to confirm potential candidates meet the qualifications set forth by vendor sponsored Patient Assistance Programs • Submit required enrollment documentation to PAP for review • Maintain accurate …

Head to Head Contrast: China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) & Diplomat Pharmacy (NASDAQ:DPLO) | 8/23/2019

… operates as an independent specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company operates through Specialty and PBM (pharmacy benefit management) segment. It provides specialty infusion pharmacy, patient care coordination, clinical, compliance and persistency program, patient financial assistance , specialty pharmacy training, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. The company primarily …

Annexus Health Marks Its Two-Year Anniversary With $142 Million Milestone in Patient Assistance Awards Processed Through AssistPoint | PR Newswire | 7/16/2019

WILMINGTON, Del. , July 16, Annexus Health marked its two-year anniversary by reaching a significant milestone of processing over $142 million in patient financial assistance awards. The company’s technology platform, AssistPoint is a single enterprise, cloud-based solution, used by provider groups to manage the financial assistance cycle management process across the patient journey. “We want to remove the administrative burdens so that patients receive the right treatment at the …

Billing revamp expected to cost Zuckerberg hospital up to $2.2M in lost revenue | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/10/2019

… will cover more than privately insured patients. The hospital said it will set income-based, maximum out-of-pocket costs for patients at all income levels, regardless of insurance status, and will make its patient financial assistance programs more accessible and easier to qualify for. “It came to our attention that some of our billing practices were not really consistent with the values that we have as an organization, which …

Dermira, Inc. (DERM) CEO Tom Wiggans on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… the first quarter totaled $2.5 million, comprised solely of QBREXZA product sales. As Lori noted, QBREXZA prescriptions were up by more than 50% sequentially from the 2018 fourth quarter. Our investments in our finance - patient financial assistance program created a temporary disconnect between revenue and prescription growth during the Q1 period. In the first quarter, the GTN discount applicable to QBREXZA sales were 76% with the largest component of the …

Quanum recognized for patient financial assistance app | 5/7/2019

Quanum recognized for patient financial assistance app Posted on by Michelle Crawley, Marketing Specialist, Quanum Practice Solutions May 7, 2019 Patient financial assistance programs are important in helping patients in need receive necessary health services and medications. These programs, which may fully or partially waive fees for services for people who can document financial need, can also add to an organization’s overall cost burden, particularly in cases where a large …

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Earns #1 Independent Specialty Pharmacy Ranking in Patient Satisfaction Survey | PRWeb | 4/24/2019

… notification to physician offices in less than two hours whether a referred patient is accepted for treatment. After that, prescriptions move to the 2-Day Ready 2 Ship process and throughout this process, the patient financial assistance department helps ensure that financial issues don’t stand in the way of patient treatment. In 2018, our financial assistance department connected patients with $33 million in patient assistance, in the form of grants …

Publicity spurs billing revamp at Zuckerberg hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/18/2019

… have an extremely high hospital bill no matter what their insurance status is or what their circumstances are. We want to take that anxiety away,” Ms. Kagan said. Additionally, the hospital will make its patient financial assistance programs easier to qualify for so more people will get financial assistance. This involves increasing the threshold to qualify for the hospital’s charity care program. The threshold to qualify will increase from 350 …

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Launches RxExpress | PRWeb | 1/8/2018

… an express two day program which will then be delivered via free overnight shipping. The 2-Day Ready 2 Ship makes BioPlus five times faster than most other pharmacies. Throughout the RxExpress process, the patient financial assistance department is hard at work with expedited financial assistance to ensure that financial issues don’t stand in the way of patient treatment. In 2017 (Q1-Q3), our financial department connected oncology patients with …

Lindner Center of HOPE Receives Two of Nation’s Largest Individual Gifts Ever Made for Behavioral Health Programs | PR Newswire | 12/18/2017

… for conditions including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, substance use, and eating disorders. It will help fund research, professional education, and capital improvements at the Center. A portion of the gifts will be earmarked to provide patient financial assistance and public outreach to reduce stigma. According to Dr. Keck, significant challenges still exist to fight the stigma associated with mental illness, including in the level of reimbursement provided by the federal government …

Lindner Center of HOPE Receives Two of Nation’s Largest Individual Gifts Ever Made for Behavioral | PR Newswire | 12/18/2017

… for conditions including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, substance use, and eating disorders. It will help fund research, professional education, and capital improvements at the Center. A portion of the gifts will be earmarked to provide patient financial assistance and public outreach to reduce stigma. According to Dr. Keck, significant challenges still exist to fight the stigma associated with mental illness, including in the level of reimbursement provided by the federal government …

Medicaid

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized | 9/11/2019

… bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only $4,000 in … to pay more than $6,000 before insurance kicks in. Virginia’s Medicaid expansion, effective this year, covers families with low income but is still projected to leave hundreds of thousands uninsured. Patients also have trouble because …

‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes | Kaiser Health News | 9/10/2019

… bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only $4,000 in … to pay more than $6,000 before insurance kicks in. Virginia’s Medicaid expansion, effective this year, covers families with low income but is still projected to leave hundreds of thousands uninsured. /p p Patients also have …

Pharmacy Benefit Management

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline -DPLO | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/9/2019

… patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. In late 2017, the Company entered the pharmacy benefit management (“PBM”) business through its December 2017 acquisition of LDI Holding Company, LLC, doing business as LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services (“LDI Integrated”), and its November 2017 acquisition …

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline -DPLO | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/9/2019

… patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. In late 2017, the Company entered the pharmacy benefit management (“PBM”) business through its December 2017 acquisition of LDI Holding Company, LLC, doing business as LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services (“LDI Integrated”), and its November 2017 acquisition …

LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – DPLO | Globe Newswire | 4/18/2019

… patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. In late 2017, the Company entered the pharmacy benefit management (“PBM”) business through its December 2017 acquisition of LDI Holding Company, LLC, doing business as LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services (“LDI Integrated”), and its November 2017 acquisition …

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline -DPLO | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/9/2019

… patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. In late 2017, the Company entered the pharmacy benefit management (“PBM”) business through its December 2017 acquisition of LDI Holding Company, LLC, doing business as LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services (“LDI Integrated”), and its November 2017 acquisition …

UVA Health System

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized | 9/11/2019

UVA Health System employees and filed thousands of property liens over the years, from Albemarle County all the way to Georgia. Dunned some former patients an additional 15% for legal costs, plus 6% interest on their unpaid bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only …

‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes | Kaiser Health News | 9/10/2019

UVA Health System employees and filed thousands of property liens over the years, from Albemarle County all the way to Georgia. Dunned some former patients an additional 15% for legal costs, plus 6% interest on their unpaid bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill. Has the most restrictive eligibility guidelines for patient financial assistance of any major hospital system in Virginia. Savings of only …