New V-BID Center Video Details How Precision Co-Pay Assistance Programs Enhance Access to Clinically Indicated Therapies 

 

 

Consumer cost-sharing for prescription drugs is high and getting higher.  To address the high out-of-pocket medication costs, patient assistance programs, such as co-pay cards, have become available to reduce consumers’ financial liability.  However, the use of co-pay assistance for medications for which there is an effective, lower-cost alternative is deemed as financially burdensome to the healthcare system.

To counteract this inefficiency, Accumulator Adjuster Programs – which prevent co-pay assistance funds from being applied to patients’ deductibles – are increasingly being implemented, resulting in greater patient financial responsibility and potential disruption of recommended treatments.

Our new “Precision Co-Pay Assistance Program” whiteboard video introduces a clinically nuanced solution designed to ensure access to clinically indicated therapies.

V-BID Center Director, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, is available for questions or comments at vbidcenter@umich.edu or (734) 615-9635.

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