2012 News

HarborPath Integrates HIV/AIDS Common Patient Assistance Program Application into Online Submission Process

 

HarborPath Integrates HIV/AIDS Common Patient Assistance Program Application into Online Submission Process

 

-New form simplifies the process and allows uninsured individuals to more easily access

their entire course of therapy-

 

Columbia, SC – September 27, 2012 – HarborPath, an organization which provides a single point of access for HIV/AIDS medication assistance, has added the new HIV/AIDS Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), to its website, www.harborpath.org. The common application aligns with the mission of HarborPath to simplify the process for uninsured individuals with HIV/AIDS who must apply for multiple patient assistance programs (PAPs). The CPAPA was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and became effective on September 12, 2012.  

 

By integrating this common form into the HarborPath online application process, case managers, prescribers and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS only need to complete one form on the HarborPath website, allowing for simplified submission to the various pharmaceutical company-sponsored patient assistance programs. 

 

“With the addition of the CPAPA to the online application process, HarborPath continues to provide solutions for the overwhelming need to quickly connect uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS with programs that offer free medications,” said Ken Trogdon, Jr., President of HarborPath. “Staying compliant with treatment regimens is critical to the health and overall quality of life for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and providing an application process that is simple, and functional across all patient assistance programs helps to eliminate the barriers to PAP participation.”

HarborPath continues its mission of getting all HIV/AIDS medications into the program to help uninsured individuals who may have difficulty accessing or paying for their treatment regimen. Two pharmaceutical companies have joined efforts to support HarborPath – ViiV Healthcare and Merck. Both companies are donating HIV/AIDS medication, and ViiV Healthcare is also providing funding.

 

Murray Penner, Deputy Executive Director at National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), said, “We commend the efforts by the pharmaceutical industry and HHS to streamline the application process so that more uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS can benefit from assistance programs. Medication adherence is important, and by creating easier access to these lifesaving medicines, individuals can live longer, avoid serious health consequences, and limit increased transmissions of the virus.”


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Media Contacts:

 

Mike BeyerSam Brown Inc. PR for HarborPath 312-961-2502 beyer@sambrown.com

 

Ken Trogdon, Jr.

President

HarborPath

803-807-9159

ken.trogdon@harborpath.org

 

Alan Staple

Manager Strategic Relationships USA & Europe

CHAI

919-475-7593

astaple@clintonhealthaccess.org

 

Murray Penner

Deputy Executive Director

NASTAD

202-434-8099

mpenner@NASTAD.org

 

 

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