Medication Assistance

PAN Foundation

Medication Assistance

Do you or someone else you know struggle with the costs of medication? Have you ever searched for medication assistance programs?

Even with insurance, high deductibles and copays, have the average American thinking twice before filling a prescription. Is it necessary? Can I live without it? What will I need to go without to get it?

It doesn’t seem fair when the insurance companies are making such huge profits. With the cost of insurance premiums and those of us who rarely use the benefits we pay for, there should be money to pay for our prescriptions.

In my search to help someone close to me find medication assistance for a prescription, a social worker shared the PAN Foundation with us. I found it very easy to apply. I encourage you to share.

Disease Funds

Below is a list of current disease funds found on the PAN website. The status of the funds, whether they are currently open or closed, can also be found here. Don’t be discouraged if you see your disease and the fund is closed. These funds are reopened often. Keep checking back.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Open
Bladder Cancer Open
Bone Metastases Currently Closed
Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Currently Closed
Chronic Iron or Lead Overload Currently Closed
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Open
Colorectal Cancer Open
Cushing’s Disease or Syndrome Open
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Currently Closed
Diabetic Foot Ulcers Currently Closed
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Currently Closed
Fabry Disease Currently Closed
Fabry Disease Premium Currently Closed
Fabry Disease Travel Currently Closed
Gaucher Disease Open
Glioblastoma Multiforme Open
Heart Failure Open
Hemophilia Open
Hemophilia Premium Open
Hepatitis C Open
HIV Treatment and Prevention Currently Closed
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Premium Currently Closed
Hypercholesterolemia Currently Closed
Hyperkalemia Open
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Currently Closed
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Currently Closed
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Travel Open
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Currently Closed
Inherited Retinal Disease Currently Closed
Inherited Retinal Disease Premium Currently Closed
Inherited Retinal Disease Travel Currently Closed
Macular Diseases Open
Mantle Cell Lymphoma Open
Melanoma Open
Metastatic Breast Cancer Currently Closed
Multiple Myeloma Open
Multiple Sclerosis Open
Myelodysplastic Syndromes Currently Closed
Neuroendocrine Tumors of Pancreatic Origin Currently Closed
Neutropenia Currently Closed
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Currently Closed
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Open
Ovarian Cancer Open
Parkinson’s Disease Currently Closed
Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Currently Closed
Philadelphia Chromosome Negative Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Open
Plaque Psoriasis Currently Closed
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Currently Closed
Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Travel Currently Closed
Psoriatic Arthritis Currently Closed
Pulmonary Hypertension Currently Closed
Renal Cell Carcinoma Open
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Currently Closed
Retinal Vein Occlusion Open
Rheumatoid Arthritis Currently Closed
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Currently Closed
Short Bowel Syndrome Open
Short Bowel Syndrome Premium Currently Closed
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Currently Closed
Thyroid Cancer Currently Closed
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Currently Closed
Uveitis Currently Closed
Venous Leg Ulcers Open
Wilson Disease Currently Closed


Covered Medications

Here is a list of covered medications under Asthma:

A to B

Active Injection Kit D
Advair Diskus
Advair Hfa

Airduo Respiclick
Albuterol Sulfate
Armonair Respiclick
Arnuity Ellipta
Atrovent Hfa
Betamethasone Acetate-Sod Phos
Breo Ellipta

C To H

Combivent Respimat
Cortisone Acetate
Cromolyn Sodium
Dexamethasone Intensol
Flovent Diskus and Hfa

I to R

Ipratropium Bromide or Albuterol
Levalbuterol Concentrate or Hcl or Tartrate HFA
Montelukast Sodium
Orapred Odt
Proair Hfa or Respiclick
Proventil Hfa
Pulmicort Flexhaler
Qvar or Qvar Redihaler

S to Z

Serevent Diskus
Solu-Cortef or Solu-Medrol
Stiolto Respimat
Terbutaline Sulfate
Triamcinolone Acetonide or Diacetate
Ventolin Hfa
Veripred 20
Vospire Er
Xopenex Concentrate
Zileuton Er

Diagnosis Codes Required

Diagnosis Codes:
ICD-10: J45.20-J45.22, J45.30-J45.32, J45.40-J45.42, J45.50-J45.52, J45.901-J45.902, J45.909, J45.990, J45.991, J445.998, J82

Participating Pharmacies

You may have to search for pharmacies that contract with this organization. I had a difficult time in the beginning because the pharmacy used was not affiliated with PAN. Therefore, they kept telling me that Medicare beneficiaries were not allowed to have any charitable help unless it was Medicaid. The qualifications stated you had to have Medicare in the first place, they were obviously wrong. PAN is a fund and not a charity and can be used like any other secondary insurance. Once I took the prescriptions to CVS, I had no more problems. Likewise, other pharmacies will be participating. You will save time by confirming this first. Otherwise, you can send your receipts along with a claim form to be reimbursed whatever you spent on approved medications.

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