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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Medicare Access (Medicare patients only)

Treatments Covered

  • Botox
  • Edaravone
  • Elavil
  • Gabapentin
  • Increlex
  • Nuedexta
  • Radicava
  • Recombinant
  • Rilutek
  • Riluzole

Consider Premium Assistance

Under this fund, HealthWell can assist with premium costs. Medicare supplemental policies can help with cost shares related to many aspects of your health care. Using a HealthWell grant to cover premiums may be a better option than treatment-specific cost shares.

Do I Qualify?

HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual’s medical, financial and insurance situation. To qualify for HealthWell’s assistance, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 1.You are being treated for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

    Please make sure that HealthWell currently has a fund for your diagnosis/indication and that your medication is covered under that fund by visiting our Disease Funds listing. If we do not have a fund that currently covers your diagnosis, please check back as we frequently open and reopen programs as funding becomes available. The Foundation is able to help patients receiving treatment for indications for which we currently have an open fund. We can only assist with medications that have been prescribed to treat the disease/covered diagnosis. You will be asked to provide the Foundation with the patient’s diagnosis, which must be verified by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant’s signature. The patient must receive treatment in the United States.

  • 2.You have Medicare.

    This is a Medicare Access Fund. In order to qualify for assistance through this fund, you must have Medicare. The Foundation will refer patients without Medicare to other programs, such as manufacturer patient assistance programs.

  • 3.Your income falls within our guidelines.
    HealthWell assists individuals with incomes up to 400-500% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Foundation also considers the number in a household and cost of living in a particular city or state. If you believe you qualify for assistance, you may begin the application process here.
  • 4.You are receiving treatment in the United States.

    If you are receiving treatment in the U.S. and have met the eligibility criteria as listed, you are ready to apply! Please note that you will be asked to provide a Social Security Number in order to create a grant. This information is gathered to eliminate duplicate applications and is kept secure and confidential.

Apply Now

 

For our Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Medicare Access Fund, patients may apply for a second grant within 12 months subject to availability of funds.

About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The motor nerves affected by ALS are the motor neurons that provide voluntary movements and muscle control. Onset of the disease typically occurs in people between the ages of 40 and 70. There are two different types of ALS: sporadic and familial. Familial ALS is inherited, while sporadic ALS can affect anyone. Sporadic ALS is the most common form of ALS, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of all cases. ALS is approximately 20 percent more common in men than women. There is no cure for ALS. Source: ALS Association

Additional Resources

You may also visit our Resource List to view other copayment organizations that may provide assistance.