Designing Effective Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs)

Sponsored by: Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Cathy Patten, Director of Clinical Operations, Cardinal Health Sonexus™ Access & Patient Support
Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Wednesday - March 8, 2017 / 1:00pm EST / 10am PT
Free Event

While economic reforms drive sweeping changes in healthcare, the reimbursement and access landscape for specialty drugs continues to grow more challenging. For patients facing serious illnesses and their healthcare providers, navigating the prior-authorization requirements and other barriers to care can be overwhelming. Many specialty drug manufacturers are taking steps to help patients overcome these access issues, and to alleviate administrative burdens on providers, by launching a patient assistance program (PAP). When designed effectively, PAPs not only provide support to uninsured and under-insured patients, they also help increase speed to therapy and product uptake for manufacturers.

After this webinar, you will understand the options available when designing a PAP, from copay support to bridge programs to free drug, including the steps to ensure compliance with government regulations. We will also discuss how PAPs can be used to help you efficiently gather and drive insights with real world data. Additionally, we’ll cover the importance of patient-centric care, relationships with patient advocacy groups and effectively branding your PAP program.

Key take-aways
• Healthcare changes impacting PAPs
• Mitigating barriers to product access
• Keys to free drug program implementation
• Driving performance with actionable data

Who should attend
• Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies
• VP/Director of Brand Management
• VP/Director of Access & Patient Support
• VP/Director of Market Access
• VP/Director of Patient Services
• Consulting firms

About the Sponsors

Cardinal Health Sonexus™ Access & Patient Support provides Hub services to help patients and providers access your specialty products with unprecedented speed and efficiency, while you gain actionable insights. We integrate non-commercial specialty pharmacy services with direct distribution, and drive innovation through our connected technology platform, data integration, mobile applications, real-time reporting and dashboard analytics.

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