Patients today struggle to access the medicines their health care provider prescribes—regardless of their disease, its severity or their state of health. That’s because profit-minded health plans and pharmacy benefit managers routinely use utilization management techniques to keep patients from filling their prescriptions. The Patient Access Collaborative exists to fight this trend and to protect patient access to FDA-approved, doctor-prescribed medications.

The Patient Access Collaborative joins advocates from across disease communities who recognize that patients are harmed by practices such as:

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Arduous prior authorization requirements

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Fail first or step therapy protocols

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Limited and changing drug formularies

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Specialty tiers and co-pay accumulators that shift more costs to the patient

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Non-medical switching that disrupts continuity of care

 

Members Include:

 

Aimed Alliance
Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance for Balanced Pain Management
Alliance for Patient Access
American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Derma Care Access Network
Dermatology Nurses Association
Diabetes Policy Collaborative
Headache & Migraine Policy Forum
Patient Advocate Foundation
Prescription Process Advocacy Network