Advocacy

How Will the Midterm Election Results Affect Healthcare in Michigan?

As the 2019 legislative cycle begins, HFM will be monitoring the introduction of bills and assessing their possible impact on the bleeding disorders community

Michigan Passes Medicaid Work Requirements Bill

The bill also includes exemptions for disability caretakers, parents of children under six, pregnant women, people receiving disability benefits, and those who are medically frail, which includes patients diagnosed with hemophilia, VWD, and other factor deficiencies.

Children’s Special Health Care Services: Maintaining Access to Care for the Bleeding Disorders Community

CSHCS covers people under the age of 21 with a qualifying medical condition. However, the age limitation is waived for patients with certain blood clotting disorders (hemophilia and other bleeding disorders) and cystic fibrosis.

Patient Advocacy Groups Work to Reduce the Impact of Out-of-Pocket Expenses

This legislation would require insurance plans to offer a copay only option, which would not require patients to reach a deductible before their insurance begins to pay a portion of the cost.

What is an Accumulator Adjustment Program?

Beginning January 2018, a few health plans, specifically high deductible plans offered by self-insured employer groups, have changed the way they calculate copays for patients using these cards.

It’s a Great Time to Review Your Insurance Plan for 2019

A few things to keep in mind! Do you depend on factor co-pay assistance? If so, you should know that some insurance plans have changed how you can use these. Now, some plans will allow you to use the co-pay assistance card but when that is exhausted – your accumulator (how the insurance company keeps …

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