Before starting treatment, patients and their caregivers should meet with the financial counselor at the facility where they will be treated. Each hospital will have its own financial counselor within each specific clinic (like the myeloma clinic or myeloma/lymphoma clinic). The counselor will help determined coverage and estimate out of pocket costs. There may be restrictions on treatment options covered by Medicare and Medicaid. After you have met with the counselor, the resources below can help bridge financial gaps.
Myeloma advocate and financial planner Diahanna Valentine helped compile this list of helpful financial resources. To contact Diahanna for professional assistance, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Living Expenses
Child Care Expenses
Equipment /Supplies Expenses
Home Health Care Assistance
Housing During Treatment
Insurance Premium Expenses
Medical Care Expenses
Post Treatment Financial Needs
Reimbursement & Patient Assistance Programs
There are so many. Consult with your oncology social worker. Many Rx providers have their own assistance program specific to your Rx treatment plan
Transportation and Travel Resources