Ep. 24: Copay Accumulator Adjustment Programs Episode w/ Kollet Koulianos - February 25, 2019

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Do you use copay cards to access your clotting factor? What if those cards were used by your insurance company but didn’t go towards your deductible or out-of-pocket max so you end up with a huge bill for your factor? This is called Copay Accumulator Adjustment Programs and they are the latest insurance tactic to control overall healthcare costs and could mean surprise bills for bleeding disorder patients. Our episode is with Kollet Koulianos, senior director of payer relations for The National Hemophilia Foundation, an expert on these programs. Join us as we walk through the mechanics of this issue, hear a patient’s story of dealing with this issue firsthand and how to advocate for yourself if you find yourself in this situation. A can’t miss episode of Ask the Expert!

 

Welcome to Episode 24 - or our Copay Accumulator Adjustment Program Episode - of the Ask The Expert Podcast!  

 Disclaimer: The content contained within Ask The Expert is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any decisions about treatment or changes in physical activities.

Follow the link below to watch a video from the National Hemophilia Foundation on Copay Accumulator Adjustment Programs:

https://www.hemophilia.org/Newsroom/Advocacy-Legislative-News/Copay-Accumulator-Adjustments-What-are-they-and-how-they-can-affect-you  

Follow the link below to read about specific data about copay accumulator benefit structures:

https://www.drugchannels.net/2018/09/copay-accumulator-update-widespread.html

Follow the link below for more information about copay accumulator adjustment programs:

https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-healthcare-copay-accumulators-20180427-story.html

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