Where can I look for financial assistance and insurance resources?

Dealing with Financial Aspects of Care


Additional Helpful Financial Resources


Is there any type of financial assistance for people in need of atrial fibrillation treatment who lack necessary funds or healthcare coverage for the procedure?


According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, atrial fibrillation benefits are commonly issued to qualifying patients. More information is available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website.

Learn more about healthcare laws and government programs seeking to provide affordable coverage at the HealthCare.gov website.

Medical insurance is usually your best bet for covering AFib procedures. If you do not have insurance, here are some helpful resources to help you navigate the process and medical world as it relates to your diagnosis. Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 You may be eligible for a referral to a patient prescription assistance programs, sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry association. https://www.pparx.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation


1-800-532-5274

Explores solutions for insurance and healthcare access issues for patients, including providing help for the uninsured and underinsured.

http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Being Your Own Financial Advocate


If your doctor prescribes AFib treatment, but your health insurance denies coverage, you may be able to effectively appeal it and get coverage for your procedure. Learn more about your options.

http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/224

RxResource.org


Resources on prescription drug coverage and prescription assistance programs

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Spencer avatar

OK.  Now, I didn't do it not to say that I didn't think it... but my cardiac doc broke his should.  Remember this doc - yelled at me when asking about other options, performed a cardioversion on me after I told him that I didn't approve one, and cooed about how intelligent and talented he was after my last ablation and then I had a heart attack 3 days later.  Well - he is out.  My ablation was moved from 4 Apr to 5 Apr and I have a new doc.  But, I will not be allowed to meet with this doc until I am on the OR table. I tried to get some info but since this is all military, there is zero records online.  The doc could have multiple malpractice claims against him, or have terrible success with ablations.  I don't know.  I only know that he is a doc and that is about it.  

So I will be operated on for cardiac surgery by someone that I don't know and won't meet until the moment before I am put under.  I have gotten worse from every single operation in this clinic and my symtpoms have gone from annoyance to debilitating and life threathening.  I can't back out as my VA benefits could be denied because I am not doing what is being perscribed.  So I's @@#$@ again.  Par for the course.

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Blkat131 avatar

Hello all,


I was recently diagnosed with afib/rvr, and my doctor ordered a pocket ecg for one month. I am not taking any drugs for this condition, as I could not tolerate them, not because I didn't want to. Anyhow the cardiologist office just called and gave me an appointment on Tuesday due to an alert they received overnight from my monitor, but did not tell me what it was specifically. Does anyone here have experience with these monitors or know why an alert would be generated?  I had a short spike in hr up to about 130 which quickly resolved, and later woke in the middle of the night with my heart thumping like crazy, not high rate but very irregular. Now of course Im even more anxious than I was, waiting for a call back from a nurse. Thanks for any insights.

 

cowlady1 avatar

I am interested in knowing how many of you are seeing an EP rather than a cardiologist...I have been in SNR since my diagnosis in early November.  Cardiologist never put me on a monitor and I found him to be dismissive and distracted.  If episodes were caused by holiday heart syndrome (which are his thoughts) does this mean I will be on drugs forever? 

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