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Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide

Welcome to the new digital ACCC Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide! Healthcare professionals and patients can find the most up-to-date information on the anti-cancer medication assistance and reimbursement programs that are available to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer treatment. 

This digital Guide enables you to search for applicable oncology-related products and manufacturers, and you can use any applicable filters to streamline your results. You will need to search for a product or manufacturer in order to use a filter to return a targeted results list. Click the circled arrow icon next to the program name for details on a program's benefits, application information, and eligibility criteria. Listings also include direct links to external websites and company phone numbers.

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Search by Oncology-Related Product or Company

Oncology-Related Product

Company

Checking this box can show brand(s), generic(s), a reference biologic, biosimilar(s), and/or oncology-related product(s) with the same generic active ingredient with different formulations.

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Coverage

  • Patients who have private or commercial insurance through their employer as well as those with a health exchange or Marketplace plan.
  • Any federal-, state-, or government-funded healthcare program (i.e., Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Medigap, Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), or TriCare).
  • Any patients who are self pay or who have no healthcare insurance as well as those whose insurance does not cover the prescribed product.

Assistance Type

  • These programs are manufacturer based and can provide assistance with co-pays, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket costs.
  • These programs help patients who have been prescribed a new dosage of their medication.
  • These programs allow manufacturers to refer you to an independent, charitable organization that may, or may not, be associated with it.
  • These programs help patients who experience a delay in coverage, so they can start their prescriptions or therapy immediately.
  • These programs often provide patients' prescriptions at no cost and can be known as free drug or replacement drug programs.
  • These programs can replace an unused or spoiled/mishandled product and may be part of a manufacturer's offered patient assistance program.
  • These programs may include assistance with benefits verification, prior authorization, and appeals or denials.
This resource was last updated starting on July 15, 2022. The content in this Guide is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment purposes. ACCC does not endorse or recommend any specific prescription drug or any other information in this Guide. The programs represented herein have been set up primarily by drug companies that offer free or low-cost drugs to insured, uninsured, or underinsured individuals who cannot afford their medication. Companies offer these programs voluntarily, and the government does not require the provision of free medicine. All content and links reflect accuracy on this date. Please share your feedback by emailing CJ Ike, ACCC Editorial Coordinator.

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ACCC would like to thank members of its Financial Advocacy Network and Oncology Pharmacy Education Network for their support in developing and testing this invaluable resource. Special thank you to the staff at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy and Green Bay Oncology for their support of the digital Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide.