The Tennessee Medical Association's TN Medical and Pharmaceutical Council serves as a focus group for the TMA to provide strategic, advocacy and regulatory ideas on lowering the cost of medical care for patients, preventing barriers to patient medical care and improving relations in Tennessee between manufacturers and physicians. Below are companies that offer tools and resources to help physicians with prescription drug prices.
Medical Assistance Tool (MAT)
PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool is a web platform designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about some of the resources available to assist in accessing medicines. These include various biopharmaceutical industry programs offered to those who need financial support due to their lack of insurance or inadequate prescription medicine coverage. It also helps people learn more about the costs surrounding their medicines, as well as provides resources to help them better navigate their insurance coverage. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the support programs and resources that the biopharmaceutical industry has been offering for decades.
Cost Plus Drugs
Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs is a pharmacy that cuts out the middlemen to offer hundreds of common generic medications at wholesale prices. Cost Plus shows exactly how their medications are priced; provides real-time order updates; and, is committed to safety, affordability, and price transparency. This is an option for patients who may not have insurance or their insurance deductible is high. Cost Plus Drugs has over 700+ generic drugs available at wholesale pricing. Prescribing is easy and completed through your electronic medical records. See the links below for more details to share with your practice and patients.
Rx4Miracles can help relieve the “sticker shock” your patients feel each time they pay for a prescription. The Rx4Miracles Prescription Savings Card provides savings for both brand and generic medications, requires no enrollment, no income requirements and is open to everyone. Rx4Miracles also generates funds which go back to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to support their efforts to improve and change pediatric healthcare and its impact on kids, families, and communities. Funds granted through our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals help deliver specialized care, critical research, equipment, and resources necessary for hospital teams to provide life-saving care to the children in our community.
TN Medical and Pharmaceutical Council
The Tennessee Medical Association's Board of Trustees approved the creation of the council in 2019. The council seeks to discuss issues that may cause concern, resistance or friction between prescribers and producers, as well as propose solutions to common problems inherent in the US health care system.
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched LowerDrugCosts.gov, a resource to provide people with Medicare a way to find prescription drug savings thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. The website includes key messaging, fact sheets, toolkits, social media graphics, videos, and more.
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