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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