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Paying for Cancer Treatment

Locate medical experts and find information on insurance coverage and financial assistance for risk management, treatment and follow up care.

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Lazarex Foundation - financial support for participating in clinical trials
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation supports end stage cancer patients and the cancer community by providing assistance with costs for clinical trial participation, navigation through clinical trial options, community outreach and education.

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients with financial support.

Patient Access Network Foundation
The PAN Foundation helps patients with certain cancers find financial assistance programs.

CancerCare Co-payment Assistance
Helps people afford the cost of co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs to ensure patient access to care and compliance with prescribed treatments.
This is a state-by-state compiled listing of bill-paying assistance programs.

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

Released by the Department of Labor, page 4 of this document clarifies that insurance companies must pay for both genetic counseling and genetic testing without any cost-sharing (no cost-sharing, no copays) for women who meet the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for genetic risk assessment.

The Cancer Resource Foundation
This foundation offers co-pay assistance for cancer genetic testing.

Patient Advocate Foundation
A national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.

Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS
This is the agency consumers can contact for help when they feel they have been inappropriately denied services or were inappropriately charged a co-pay or deductible counter to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They run a helpline:

Direct: (410) 786-1565
Toll free: (887) 267-2323 ext. 6-1565

or email at:

Healthwell Foundation
Provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.

Needy Meds
Assistance programs to help patients with cost of medications and other healthcare.

The Lynne Cohen Cancer Screening & Prevention Project for High Risk Women Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Cancer Institute
This program makes a special effort to provide excellent medical care to uninsured, underserved minority women from communities that have traditionally had fewer medical services available.

Medicare coverage criteria for genetic testing
This site lists guidelines for BRCA testing under Medicare.

Myriad reimbursement assistance program
Myriad has a financial assistance program for insured individuals who meet their criteria.

National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship
Includes a page on finding financial help for cancer treatment.

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program
Information about Bayer's patient assistance programs.

AstraZeneca patient assistance programs
Information from AstraZeneca on their patient financial assistance programs.

Genentech Access Solutions
Information about patient access programs for Genentech oncology medications.

Novartis Patient Assistance Program
he Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. is committed to providing access to our medicines for those most in need.

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