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RMHBDA Education Scholarships

We believe that knowledge and understanding is the key to the future for the bleeding disorders community. We also understand that generous service and commitment of our members is the reason for the success of RMHBDA. With this scholarship we want to recognize those individuals who have shown commitment to the bleeding disorders community through their actions. We look to all those within our reach; those with bleeding disorders, parents, siblings, etc. We want to reward those who show courage, understanding and a commitment to the betterment of the lives of those affected. We wish all students the very best of luck in their endeavors.

Application period is January 1 through June 1 each year. Any applications that are incomplete or turned in after June 1 will not be considered.

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Healthcare Financial Resources

NHF Patient Assistance Programs

“While the ACA’s implementation did many great things to provide access to healthcare coverage for the hemophilia and related bleeding disorders community, affordability still remains an issue for many. NHF’s Public Policy Team is often asked about resources available to assist patients with paying their premiums or out-of-pocket costs. In response to your inquiries, we have developed this document detailing patient assistance programs that remain available to members of the bleeding disorders community. Note the "accurate as of" date in red at the top right-hand corner. As changes are made to any of the programs listed, we will do our best to update the Patient Assistance document, and make the most recent version available to you.

“We have mentioned in previous updates that some insurers are not accepting third party assistance for qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased in the health insurance marketplace. The list currently includes certain insurers in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, New York, Nebraska and Louisiana. Therefore, it is possible that consumers will not be able to use an assistance program if they are enrolled in one of these plans. ”

Patient Assistance Programs document

Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Blood Disorders Association

Managing a bleeding disorder can cause a financial strain on families. The Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorder Association understands this and offers Emergency Financial Assistance to those in need.

To be considered active, members must be in our database and have a family member with an identified inherited bleeding disorder. Applicants must fill out the "Financial Assistance Request Form" with all required documentation attached. It may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to the RMHBA. All requests are subject to approval by the RMHBDA and are contingent on funds being available.

Submission of a request does not guarantee payment. For any questions, please contact Brad Benne, Executive Director.

How to Apply

Read this document to make sure you qualify.

RMHBDA Patient Assistance Fund Criteria (updated April 2018)

You may either fill out the form onscreen then print it out, or print it out then complete it conventionally.

RMHBDA Patient Assistance Application (updated April 2018)

Bayer Healthcare Patient Assistance

This toll-free number connects patients, caregivers, and clinicians with a case specialist who can offer advice on accessing the appropriate resources for particular needs.

  • Factor Solutions 800.238.8374

Bayer provides information about the Kogenate FS Free Trial Program, EZ-Log electronic patient diary system prescribing information, and several other resources.

CSL Behring Patient Assistance

Hopefully, you and your family will never experience a lapse in health insurance. However, whether caused by a loss of employment or your dependent status, a change in carrier, or even exceeding your lifetime maximum coverage — insurance gaps can happen, and it is critical to have a backup plan. The CSL Behring Assurance Program is designed to ensure that people who rely on CSL Behring recombinant and plasma-derived therapies can continue to receive these vital treatments even if they experience a lapse in third-party, private health insurance.

Grifols PatientCare Program

Every day at Grifols, patients inspire our mission to advance the discovery and development of innovative protein therapies that extend and enhance lives. We continually strive to develop new and better products and services to improve our patients’ health and well being. To further our mission, we actively support programs and services that promote education, disease awareness, and patient advocacy efforts in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease. We also offer patient support programs designed to address the broader aspects of living with a chronic disease, such as insurance reimbursement support and disease-state management.

PatientCare Programs

Hemophilia Federation of America’s Helping Hands Program

At any point, families living with a bleeding disorder can experience financial hardship because of their medical situation. HFA’s Helping Hands Program has become a safety net for thousands of families throughout the years. Helping Hands has provided many families with assistance for expenses like housing, utilities, and transportation. In addition to assistance for these basic living expenses, Helping Hands has helped individuals and families to obtain durable medical items for the care of their bleeding disorders.

Families affected by inhibitors are faced with unique, and often unexpected, medical and financial needs. The inhibitor community is especially challenged with bleed management, joint damage, venous access concerns, pain issues, and social and emotional distress. The financial burden can be great, even catastrophic. In 2016, Helping Hands expanded to provide support for families affected by inhibitors through the addition of Inhibitor Support

PatientCare Programs

MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert medical IDs are a critical component to your overall health and safety plan — especially for individuals and families living with Diabetes, Autism, Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, food allergies, drug allergies, asthma, hemophilia, and other chronic medical conditions. MedicAlert medical IDs are linked to our live 24/7 emergency medical information and identification services for members and their families, and assist in reuniting families and caregivers during wandering incidents or medical emergencies. Our medical I services relay critical information to emergency responders about your important healthcare concerns such as advance directives, food and drug allergies, and chronic medical conditions, to ensure your safety and peace of mind

Montana Children’s Special Health Services

Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS), originally known as the “Crippled Children’s” Program, is charged by the Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau to: “Support development and implementation of comprehensive, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for children and youth who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.”

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

For Montana residents, this is your online connection to Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids (HMK), Cash Assistance (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Refugee), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps).

Novo Nordisk’s SevenSECURE Program

SevenSECURE is a FREE service that may help you manage the costs that come with having inhibitors. SevenSECURE was created with the support of Novo Nordisk to help people with hemophilia with inhibitors, acquired hemophilia, or congenital Factor VII deficiency.

  • www.changingpossibilities-us.com
  • (877) 668-6777, option 1 connects you to a customer service representative at RX Crossroads (the third-party that administers the program).

RxAssist

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place.

Shire: The CARE Program

Coverage, Assistance, Resources, and Education related to your health insurance. By listening to the community, Shire created the CARE program to help all hemophilia community patients proactively manage their health insurance situations. CARE is a comprehensive program designed to help the hemophilia community proactively manage their health insurance situation. It is intended to give patients the Coverage, Assistance, Resources, and Education information related to their health insurance, to help them take control of their healthcare needs.

Wyoming Children’s Special Health Program (CSH)

Children’s Special Health (CSH) is a program for Wyoming children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who require something beyond routine and basic care.

Wyoming’s CSH program is funded through Title V of the Social Security Act and state matching funds in order to do the following:

  • provide and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN)
  • facilitate the development of community-based systems of services
  • support core public health functions such as resource development, capacity building, public information, technical assistance to communities, provider training, and gathering and analyzing data
  • build community capacity via training, technical assistance, and financing
  • provide direct healthcare services to children and families as a way to fill gaps in services

Services provided by Wyoming’s CSH program include:

  • Coordination of care: helping families access services in their community
  • Financial assistance for qualifying medical conditions (see eligibility for more information)
  • Genetics and specialty care clinics
  • Funds for translation services required by CSH clients
  • Limited funding for transportation
  • Diagnostic evaluation to determine diagnosis
  • Some equipment and medications

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