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The founder of PSI shaped the very first non-profit patient assistance model in 1989. Our team of experts knows what is required in order to continue to save lives through financial assistance. We understand that patients’ needs change and therefore, we continue to develop to meet their needs. Through PSI assistance programs patients and their families rediscover hope and health. We are confident that we can assist you in meeting the needs of patients nationwide.

PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

  • Locating health insurance in all 50 states
  • Subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums
  • Providing pharmacy and treatment copayment assistance
  • Assisting with Medicare Part D co-insurance
  • Helping with advocacy for Social Security Disability
  • And more!

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

  • In 2002, Patient Services was the first non-profit of its kind to receive a positive United States Department of Health and Human Service Office of Inspector General Opinion, specifically allowing Patient Services to assist Medicare patients with premium and copayment assistance without infringing upon enticement/inducement or fraud and abuse.
  • Patient Services lead the way in requesting a guidance publication from CMS allowing non-profits to satisfy “donut hole” expenses in June of 2004.
  • In 2004, PSI was instrumental in helping pharmaceutical companies bring the new Part D drugs to market in meeting the needs of Medicare Part D beneficiaries experiencing unaffordable out-of-pocket costs, known as TrOOP (True Out of Pocket). PSI provides a solution to meeting the challenges of Part D out of pockets costs for patients. As new Part D drugs come to market, PSI is there to help companies meet the challenges of patient assistance.
  • In 2008, PSI assisted a pharmaceutical company in bringing Hereditary Angioedema to market by helping them understand the patient assistance needs. As they were completing clinical trials, PSI was approached to help consult with the building of their comprehensive patient assistance program. We provided them with years of information and experiential patient need which helped them develop a top-notch patient assistance program and successful marketing strategy.

ADMINISTRATION OF COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS

  • PSI is an expert in helping pharmaceutical companies emerging from clinical trials to introduce their new approved drug to the commercial population in the specific area of patient assistance.
  • PSI helps companies that are awaiting or have received FDA approval on their new drug identify the commercial need for patient assistance. Challenges that can be addressed surround supplying free drug during a gap period or addressing the area of affordability due to being uninsured or underinsured.
  • PSI has helped new pharmaceutical companies develop needed comprehensive patient assistance programs for rare disorder specialized drug distribution.

PROGRAM SERVICES OFFERED

  • Online referral process and application
  • Interactive portals for patients, providers, and donors
  • Online income prescreening tool to help determine eligibility prior to applying for assistance
  • PSI Payment Assistance Card (adjudicates electronic payment of assistance for PBM and Major Medical)
  • Translation services
  • Streamlined reporting capabilities
  • And more!

To further explore a list of program services offered please contact the Program Development Department at [email protected].

PROGRAM STATUS AND EXPERIENCE

PSI currently offers financial assistance in over 20 diverse rare disease areas. Financial support is only provided to patients who have been prescribed a FDA approved medication and financial aid is dependent upon funds available within a specific rare disease program.

The list of Supported Illnesses is updated on a daily basis. It may change as PSI adds services or support for newly funded programs. Likewise, the list may change as funding or support changes, or is no longer available for specific illnesses. View a list of previously supported illnesses that are no longer currently offered by Patient Services.

For over two decades, Patient Services, Inc. has been fortunate to receive financial support from industry donors who simply want to help chronically ill patients afford the cost of their treatment. PSI and the patients we have assisted thank our benefactors for their generosity! It is our hope that they will continue to help our organization provide a financial safety net to the chronically ill for years to come.

PARTNERSHIPS

Right Action for Women (RAW), founded by actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, offers a financial assistance program to help young women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening. Together with the Cancer Support Community (CSC), and Patient Services, Inc. (PSI), Right Action for Women has created a partnership to bring financial support to young women who are facing the risk of early breast cancer as a result of a genetic predisposition.

Learn more about the application process here.

*Right Action for Women is a sponsored program of New Venture Fund, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

PSI is proud to partner with The Mighty. The Mighty helps people facing disability, disease, mental illness and chronic illnesses. They know that stories from real people are incredibly empowering. That’s why they built a platform for people to tell those stories and connect with others facing similar challenges. The Mighty provides a safe platform for our community to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. We are stronger when we face adversity together, and we know it.

The Mighty has partnered with over 200 nonprofit allies, including PSI, to deliver patient stories and excellent resources to our community. Read the latest news release about PSI’s partnership with The Mighty.

CORPORATE GIVING

Generous charitable contributions help Patient Services maintain and expand its program offerings, and ultimately serve more people across the country. In fact, over 90% of funds are directly invested in growing or enhancing new programs that allow us to pay insurance premiums, pharmacy bills, and the cost of recurring treatment co-payments.

As with most gifts, your company’s donation is tax-deductible. For more information on the sponsorship opportunities currently available, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your preferred giving plan, please contact PSI’s Program Development Department at [email protected]

MEET THE TEAM

Dana Kuhn, Ph.D.

Dana Kuhn, Ph.D.

President/Founder

Dana Kuhn, Ph.D., is a person with an expensive chronic illness. He is the founder and president of Patient Services Incorporated, which is a non-profit charitable organization that helps patients find health insurance and then provide or subsidize the cost of health insurance premiums/co-payments for persons suffering from specialized expensive chronic illnesses.

Dana received his Ph.D. in clinical counseling from Emory University and Christian Bible Seminary, and was the Hemophilia Treatment Center clinical counselor and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals from 1988-1995. Dr. Kuhn has helped to create innovative well-rounded Patient Assistance Programs for companies servicing the chronically ill communities. State Special Health Care Needs Programs have utilized these innovative well-rounded programs developed by PSI and have experienced astounding cost-avoidances and cost-savings for their programs. Companies have utilized PSI’s programs and have realized increased product usage, decreased use in compassionate product, and an altruistic approach in helping those persons suffering from expensive chronic illnesses.

Dana has led the Patient Services organization in obtaining a positive Office of Inspector General’s Opinion in 2002 and the inclusion in the Code of Federal Regulation of allowing non-profit organizations to satisfy the TrOOP (true out-of-pocket) utilizing cash donations from pharmaceutical corporations in June 2004.

Contact Dana.

J. Arthur Wood

J. Arthur Wood

Vice President

Art Wood is the Vice President of the Business Development Department for Patient Services Incorporated. Art was drawn to Patient Services in 2003 from a background working with non-profits, which have focused on helping people with special needs.

Art leads the efforts in conjunction with PSI’s President, Director of Government Relations, and Director of Community Outreach to secure donations from the pharmaceutical, government, and corporate sectors to ensure that Patient Services can provide assistance to as many patients as possible who have needs in the various disease states. Pharmaceutical companies have utilized PSI’s programs and have realized increased product usage, decreased use in compassionate product, and altruism in helping those persons suffering from expensive chronic illnesses.

Contact Art.

Karen Middlebrooks

Karen Middlebrooks

Coordinator of Program Development

Karen began her career with PSI in 2004 as a Patient Services Representative (PSR) in the Operations Intake department and transitioned into a maintenance role servicing patients with their medication and health insurance premiums. In 2005, Karen transferred to the accounting department as a Bookkeeper, allowing her to learn an overall view of PSI’s services. She assisted with specific tasks including, accounts payable & receivable, reconciling of bank statements, and processing payments to PSI patients. She was promoted to Program Manager of PSI’s Enzyme Deficiency programs in December 2006 and managed the Intake department, which services more than 25 PSI financial assistance programs. In October 2011, Karen joined the Business Development Team as the Program Development and Maintenance Analyst. She currently develops and oversees the success of patient assistance programs at PSI. Karen enjoys time with her two teenage boys and spends the summer months relaxing at the beach and riding the Harley with her husband.

Contact Karen.

Mandy Herbert, MBA

Mandy Herbert, MBA

Director of Community Outreach

Mandy Herbert was drawn to PSI in 2005 and has always had an increased personal interest for helping people with chronic illnesses. Since 2005, Mandy has contributed to the continued success of biologics and select oncology programs, led numerous funding campaigns, secured features in local and major national media outlets such as USA Today, aided in program development, and in fundraising efforts. Mandy received her BA in English with a minor in Psychology from High Point University in 2005, a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, and her MBA in Management and Strategy from Western Governors University in 2015.  She currently resides in VA with her husband and their children (their son has mild hemophilia A). Aside from work , Mandy enjoys date nights with her husband, playing with her children, working out, and spending time with family and close friends.

Contact Mandy.

Brittany Nicholson

Brittany Nicholson

Coordinator of Social Media

Brittany is currently the Coordinator of Social Media with Patient Services Incorporated. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in Mass Communications – Broadcast Journalism and minored in Psychology. Brittany served as a news intern for Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte, NC. She was also one of two recipients selected for the Dayle Dunn Memorial Internship program at WTVR-CBS 6 before transitioning to PSI in May of 2017. Brittany is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. When not working, Brittany enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Brittany.

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