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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Medicare Access (Medicare patients only)

Treatments Covered

  • Agrylin
  • Amnesteem
  • Anagrelide
  • Azacitidine
  • Bosulif
  • Bosutinib
  • Busulfan
  • Busulfex
  • Cladribine
  • Clafen
  • Claravis
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Cytosar-u
  • Cytoxan
  • Dacogen
  • Dasatinib
  • Daunorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Decitabine
  • Droxia
  • Elspar
  • Gleevec
  • Hydrea
  • Hydroxyurea
  • Iclusig
  • Idamycin Pfs
  • Idarubicin Hcl
  • Imatinib Mes
  • Interferon Alfa-2b
  • Interferon Gamma-1b
  • Intron A
  • Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride
  • Melphalan Hydrochloride
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Methotrexate Lpf
  • Methotrexate Sodium
  • Mitoxantrone Hcl
  • Mustargen
  • Myleran
  • Myorisan
  • Nilotinib
  • Omacetaxine Mepesuccinate
  • Pegaspargase
  • Pegasys
  • Pegasys Proclick
  • Pegintron Redipen
  • Peglntron
  • Ponatinib Hydrochloride
  • Purinethol
  • Roferon-a
  • Sotret
  • Sprycel
  • Synribo
  • Tarabine Pfs
  • Tasigna
  • Vidaza
  • Vincristine Sulfate
  • Vindesine

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 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

    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.

 

About Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is a type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow. In CML, a genetic change takes place in an early (immature) version of myeloid cells – the cells that make red blood cells, platelets, and most types of white blood cells (except lymphocytes). This change forms an abnormal gene called BCR-ABL, which turns the cell into a CML cell. The leukemia cells grow and divide, building up in the bone marrow and spilling over into the blood. Source: American Cancer Society

 

Additional Resources

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