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Services

At no cost to you, Patient Advocate Foundation case managers are here to help address any roadblocks to access and affordability:

Reduce Financial Burden

• Find local, regional, and national resources for financial support and practical needs such as housing, utilities, transportation, and food

• Educational and emotional support resources

• Guide patients through eligible workplace protections such as FMLA and ADA

• Give assistance engaging, applying, and appealing workplace benefits including short-term and long-term disability

Enroll into Appropriate Insurance, Charity and Social Programs

• Provide eligibility, enrollment and appeal navigation into Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Marketplace, and health insurance

• Evaluate eligibility and facilitate application to charity care and discount programs

Insurance Navigation

• Assistance such as benefit review, preauthorization, clinical appeals, billing and coding issues, out-of-network, second opinions and treatment decisions, and insurance plan interpretation

• Facilitate insurance appeals process for denied treatment and medications

You can reach the Hepatitis C CareLine team by calling (844) 737-6676.

Resources

About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

Hepatitis C can be either “acute” or “chronic.” Acute Hepatitis C virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is exposed to the Hepatitis C virus. For most people, acute infection leads to chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease than can result in long-term health problems, or even death.

1Retrieved December 4, 2020 :  https://www.cdc.gov

Resources for Patients

Contact

Case management services provide hands-on navigation of the reimbursement system, ensuring access to prescribed and emerging therapies, treatment, and practical financial support needs. Our services often address the holistic needs of the patient, recognizing that everyday barriers often impact access and compliance.

Education, research, and representation across a wide spectrum of services are provided for uninsured, underinsured, and insured patients.

Eligibility:

A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.

Diagnosis or preventative treatments of Hepatitis C

Be receiving treatment in a facility in the United State or one of its territories

To access services call toll-free at (844) 737-6676 during normal operating hours or fill out the form below to request personalized help from the Hepatitis C CareLine.