GERMANTOWN, Md., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, today announced that it now offers instant pharmacy cards for its pharmacy card funds. This enhancement applies to all HealthWell pharmacy card funds with the exception of the Cystic Fibrosis Fund. The process for that fund remains unchanged.
This new enhancement, resulting from HealthWell working closely with a leading provider of pharmacy benefit solutions, allows pharmacy claims to be run at the point of grant approval. Grant recipients will have immediate access to medications upon approval of their grant.
With this new offering, providers are now able to apply for grants within the HealthWell portal and have pharmacy cards activated in real-time. For a full list of HealthWell's disease funds, visit the Diseases and Medications page.
"Everything we do at HealthWell is centered on the patients we serve," said Krista Zodet, HealthWell Foundation President. "We've made tremendous strides over the past few years to use technology and automation to streamline our process to get grants to patients quickly and efficiently. These newly implemented services offer patients and stakeholders ease, speed, and convenience."
About the HealthWell Foundation
A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation has served as a safety net for more than 225,000 underinsured patients by providing access to life-changing medical treatments they otherwise would not be able to afford.
HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly. HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients. For more information, visit www.HealthWellFoundation.org.
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SOURCE HealthWell Foundation