Insurance and Reimbursement Resources

NHF’s HANDI (800) 42HANDI
Comprehensive information resource on all aspects of bleeding disorders including insurance and reimbursement issues.

NHF Insurance Tool Kit  (800) 42HANDI
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) has made the following resources available to assist consumers in understanding their health insurance options.

Glossary of Healthcare Terms
Health Plan Comparison Guide
Health Plan Cost Comparison Worksheet
Personal Health Experience Stat Sheet

Patient Services Inc. / A.C.C.E.S.S. Program (800) 366-7741
Provides assistance with premiums and co-payments for eligible clients as well as advocacy support on individual reimbursement challenges.

Hemophilia Association of New York (212) 682-5510
Services offered include reimbursement counseling as well as premium, co-payment and other forms of financial assistance for eligible clients. HANY also offers information and education, a 24-hour help line, quarterly newsletters, counseling, and funding for medical research

Bleeding Disorders Legal Hotline (800) 520-6154
Provides legal advice for individuals with bleeding disorders encountering reimbursement and other challenges.

New York State Medicaid
Information page provided by the New York State Department of Health

New York Health Access
Provides a variety of resources on insurance and healthcare in New York State including Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and expanding options under healthcare reform.

More Insurance Resources: Individuals facing insurance and reimbursement challenges may also contact the staff at their Hemophilia Treatment Center (see above), specialty pharmacy representatives (homecare) as well as the staff of the New York City Hemophilia Chapter (NYCHC).

Assistance with obtaining factor is also available through programs sponsored by the individual clotting factor manufacturers. You do not necessarily need to have previously used a company’s product to be eligible for their program. Please contact the individual manufacturers for more information.

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