Financial Assistance for MPN Patients
MPN patients can face financial hardships in addition to, or because of their diagnosis of ET, PV or MF. From the impact of having less energy to work full time, to wanting or needing to hire help with household tasks, to the high cost of copays or insurance, it can have a great financial toll on a person living with an MPN. While the Foundation does not have a program to assist with expenses, there are several organizations linked below that can help patients cover the costs of treatment.
If you are a Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythemia or Myelofibrosis patient who is on a drug that has been approved by the FDA for use in an MPN but need assistance paying for or obtaining medication click here.
If you are a Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythemia or Myelofibrosis patient who is on an off-label drug, or a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for use in an MPN, & need help obtaining insurance coverage for your medication click here.
CancerCare offers co-pay assistance for patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. The fund is limited to patients with adjusted gross household income at or below 500% of the federal poverty level and insured through a federal health care insurance program such as Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE that is covering a portion of the cost of the medication prescribed to treat the patient’s primary cancer. Some patients with private insurance could be considered if they live in a state that excludes beneficiaries from participating in a manufacturer drug assistance program.
Chronic Disease Fund is an independent non-profit that provides financial assistance to underinsured patients diagnosed with a chronic or life-altering disease that requires the use of specialty therapeutics. Of the MPNs, CDF provides assistance for myelofibrosis only. For more information on the application process, click here.
Good Days provides financial support by covering prohibitively costly co-pays for those with life-altering conditions, allowing them to receive treatment without destroying their finances. We even offer, in some cases, additional financial assistance for health insurance premiums and treatment-related travel expenses.
Lazarex Foundation provides support for cancer patients who need help navigating clinical trial options or financial assistance to attend a clinical trial. Their patient navigator can help you find the right clinical trial and can help with the costs associated with participating in a clinical trial, including: transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxi fare, parking/tolls), lodging (short- and long-term housing) and certain medical expenses not covered by insurance and necessary for clinical trial treatment.
Mercy Medical Angels provide FREE transportation nationwide to and from medical care for qualifying in-need individuals and their families.
The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers assistance to patients with blood cancers, including patients with myeloproliferative disorders. They make available Financial Aid for patients in active treatment, Co-Pay assistance, Education, Family Support Groups. Applications are available in English and Spanish.
The Max Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with blood cancer and rare cancers. The Foundation helps people enroll in patient access programs, identifies paths for access to treatment, and advocates on their behalf, all the while caring for their emotional health. They also provide emergency financial assistance to patients in the form of grants. Click here for information on the Max Foundation's patient services.
The Patient Advocate Network (PAN) Foundation offers co-pay assistance for patients who need it. Jakafi is one of the medications they are offering assistance with currently. For more information or to apply, visit their site.
Ultimate Guide to Financial Resources for Cancer Patients an in-depth money-saving moves guide for cancer patients created by Coupon Chief. If you or someone you know is facing cancer, it’s crucial to know about the many resources available to you. Continue reading this guide for details on the anticipated costs of cancer, how to deal with them, and which resources you can access to get the care you need.
Other Helpful Organizations - LLS is pleased to offer an extensive directory of national and international resources. These organizations can help with cancer-related issues like financial assistance. Click here to discover all that is offered.
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