IBD Copayment Assistance Program Approved by OIG

IBD Copayment Assistance Program Approved by OIG
OIGThe U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) from the Department of Health & Human Services, has granted a favorable advisory opinion regarding a proposal for a patient assistance program to be established by a charitable foundation, as announced in a recent press release. The purpose of the program is to offer copayment assistance to patients who suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and are in financial need, including those patients already covered by federal health care programs. OIG has confirmed its opinion that had already been suggested about the assistance program in past reports, which approved cost-sharing subsidies to bona fide, charitable organizations that receive donations from donors whose products are supported by cost-sharing subsidies. Now, the department has approved the program, which creates two disease funds, one for each of the conditions. In order to apply the assistance, will need to be certified following a selection conducted by their health care providers or practitioners and the establishment of a treatment regimen. While under the assistance program, whose amount is defined by a preset sliding scale, patients would be free t
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