Well-organized Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) facilitate coordinated product and patient journeys, including high-touch care, a smart financial strategy, and prompt medication access. Watch our latest video to learn what UBC is doing throughout every step of our PAPs to support manufacturers and patients alike.
We sent one of our experts to the Connected Health Conference in Washington, D.C. On the blog, he recaps three key trends that will impact our industry.
As the specialty market continues to grow, so do the market access challenges associated with these products requiring high-touch services.
Oncology patients and products need and deserve specialized care, and that’s best accomplished through a comprehensive service model. UBC’s customized, 360° solution combines expert reimbursement services, an industry-leading Patient Assistance Program model, and compassionate nursing support.
Compassion is good business. That’s why we put the patient at the center of all of our commercial services, including Reimbursement Hubs.
Ahead of the staggering changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many predicted that the need for manufacturer-funded Patient Assistance Programs would decline as patients received coverage from new government sources. Now that we are well into the ACA’s implementation, it’s clear how healthcare reform is impacting PAPs. Our latest blog post examines what changed and what hasn’t.
On behalf of pharmaceutical manufacturers, UBC provides Patient Assistance Programs to support patients in times of need. As a staff pharmacist, I am able to provide assistance to patients using medications for conditions such as narcolepsy, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Narcolepsy in particular requires frequent consultations because the complexity of the medication’s dosage makes accidental overdosing common.
I began my career with UBC as a patient care advocate in our patient assistance call center. Working in the call center gave me the opportunity to have a positive impact on hundreds of lives. There are several patient stories that are special to me, but I’ve carried one patient’s story with me ever since he called to inquire about a PAP two years ago.
In 2013 alone, UBC’s Patient Assistance Programs served hundreds of specialty and traditional pharmaceutical products, dispensing millions of prescriptions, and helping hundreds of thousands of patients initiate and maintain access to critical therapies. Despite these incredible numbers, our frontline staff of Patient Care Advocates and pharmacists provides personalized care and attention to each patient. This video captures stories from some of our key team members and demonstrates our culture of patient and product advocacy.
As a leading provider of Patient Assistance Programs (PAP), UBC is working closely with manufacturers and offering services to identify patients who may be eligible for coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). UBC services help patients who may qualify for expanded Medicaid, State Exchanges or who will need to remain on their current free drug program.