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Financial Assistance

This is a list of organizations that offer financial support to patients and families of those affected by blood disorders, as well as academic scholarships for students.

Academic Scholarships

  • 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.

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Accepting Scholarship Applications

Deadline February 19, 2018

We are currently accepting applications for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship. We use an online application process provided by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). The application is available at https://aim.applyISTS.net/ColburnKeenan/

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th. Deadline extensions will not be provided.

  • National Hemophilia Foundation • Academic Scholarships

Scholarships from the national foundation as well as a resource of scholarships sponsored by other organizations.

www.hemophilia.org

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

from RMHBDA (updated 3/9/15)
from NHF (updated 9/15/14)

  • 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

RMHBDA Patient Assistance Fund Criteria (updated April 2018)

Read this document to make sure you qualify.

RMHBDA Patient Assistance Application (updated April 2018)

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

  • Shire: The CARE Program

    (888) 229-8379
    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.
    www.bleedingdisorders.com/bleeding-disorders-info/hemophilia-and-health-insurance.html
  • Bayer Healthcare Patient Assistance

Factor Solutions • 800.238.8374
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.

Kogenate FS
On this website, Bayer provides information about this specific treatment and information about the Kogenate FS Free Trial Program, EZ-Log electronic patient diary system prescribing information, and several other resources.
www.kogenatefs.com

  • 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.
www.cslbehringassurance.com

  • 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.
www.grifolspatientcare.com
PatientCare programs (888) 325 8579, option 1
patientcareprogram@grifols.com

  • 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.
www.rxassist.org

  • 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."
www.dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cshs/
(406) 444-3622 or (800) 762-9891 toll free

  • 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).
app.mt.gov

  • 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.
www.medicalert.org

  • 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.
www.health.wyo.gov/familyhealth/csh/
(307) 777-6921 or (800) 438-5795

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 eligibilty 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

Healthcare Financial Resources

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