booklet to help clinic patients access PAPs
This booklet is directed at the growing number
of safety net clinics seeking to begin or expand efforts to help
their uninsured patients access drug companies' assistance programs
(often called PAPs). PAP Information Management Resources for Clinics
to Help Uninsured Patients includes "mini case studies"
of 11 safety-net clinics (or clinic-affiliated organizations) in
California and other states, each having significant success in
using PAPs to help their uninsured patients. Five of the interviewed
sites access PAPs on a multi-clinic, regional, or statewide basis;
the other sites are single organizations with one or more sites.
Safety-net clinics using PAPs to help their patients
access free medications must develop a system for managing a significant
amount of paperwork. Medpin found that some organizations are accessing
PAPs using their own Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, in
conjunction with downloading PAP application forms from the RxAssist
or NeedyMeds websites. For clinics processing larger numbers of
PAP applications, a software product may be cost-effective even
if the clinic does not use all of the product's features and or
supplements with other approaches, such as directly requesting forms
from a drug company.
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