Affording Your Medications
The following are three programs are available, though not a part of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation. Each program assists patients in securing free or low cost medications and treatment equipment based on financial need. Each program has different guidelines and eligibility requirements and must be applied to separately. The process is straight forward and requires the commitment of time on the part of the applying patient or advocate.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
- Call: 1-888-477-2669
- Or log on to: www.pparx.org
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors and other health care providers, patient advocates and community leaders. The program offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Access to asthma and allergy medicines remains the cornerstone of quality care and effective disease management for the millions who suffer from these chronic conditions. This new Partnership gives patients, caregivers, physicians, and other health care professionals ready access to a simplified way of helping themselves and those who can’t otherwise afford their medicines.
To boost enrollment in patient assistance programs nationwide, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance is rolling out an extensive grassroots awareness program featuring Montel Williams as its national spokesperson.
Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program (MPP)
- Call: 1-800-492-5231, option #3
- Or log on to: www.dhmh.state.md.us/mma/mpap
The Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program (MPP) Provides services for the following programs:
- Medical Assistance: Receive complete pharmacy services.
- HealthChoice: Receive most mental health drugs and AIDS/HIV drugs - All other drugs are provided by HealthChoice Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).
- Primary Adult Care (PAC): Receive most mental health drugs and AIDS/HIV drugs - All other drugs are provided by PAC Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).
- Family Planning: Receive only contraceptives.
- Medicare Part D: Fully dual eligible Medicare beneficiaries receive most drugs excluded from Medicare Coverage — All other drugs are provided by Medicare Prescription Drug Programs (PDPs).
- Point of Service Claims Processor ACS
- 1-800-932-3918 24 hours – 7 days