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Author Topic: How to save money on Viekira Pak  (Read 3582 times)

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Offline Ginabros

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How to save money on Viekira Pak
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:30:28 pm »
Hello everyone!

I am about to begin the Viekira Pak treatment. I have the express scripts prescription insurance. They approved the medication and are quoting my 12 weeks of  treatment around $9000. On the Abbvie VP website I saw that I can print a co-pay card out that says "may pay as little as $5 out-of- pocket". Sounds awesome,  if that's the case! Has anyone used it and it actually worked? Do you have any other suggestions as to how I can reduce $9000?
Thanks so much!
Gina

Offline Lynn K

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Re: How to save money on Viekira Pak
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 06:45:09 pm »
My prescription for Harvoni was also through Express Scripts through my employer although my copay was only $30 per bottle so would have been $180. However I used the Harvoni copay coupon and only paid $5 per bottle so my costs were $30 for my 6 month treatment.

My suggestion is to contact Abbvie and check it out
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 06:52:08 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: How to save money on Viekira Pak
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 06:50:48 pm »
https://www.viekira.com/content/pdf/copaycard.pdf

Patients with questions should call 1-844-865-8725.

*Eligibility: In Massachusetts, co-pay assistance is not available for products with certain generic equivalents (for example, any product with an AB-rated generic equivalent). Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for an FDA-approved AbbVie product for treatment of hepatitis C virus. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare (including Part D), Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law.
If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state or government-funded healthcare program, the patient will no longer be able to use the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Card and the patient must call PSKW at 1-844-865-8725 to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Program from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance.


Eligibility: Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for an FDA-approved AbbVie product prescription for treatment of hepatitis C virus ("AbbVie HCV product prescription"). Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state, or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare [including Part D], Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense, or Veterans Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state, or government-funded healthcare program, the patient will no longer be able to use the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Card and the patient must call PSKW at 1-844-865-8725 to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the AbbVie HCV Co-pay Program from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance. Eligible patients will pay the  rst $5 and receive up to a maximum of 25% of the catalog price for their AbbVie HCV product prescription.

Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Ginabros

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Re: How to save money on Viekira Pak
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 08:06:08 pm »
Thanks Lynn!
I saw this small print too,  it is just hard to believe that such an expensive medication may cost me only $5. With all prescription medication cost rising over the years even for people with insurance it sounds surreal :)  My genetic Hep B med is costing me between $2000 - 5000 a year (depending of wthether i met the deductible or not) and I have not  a bad insurance.
Will see what my final VPAK bill says..
I am very glad your Harvoni prescription didn't cost you a fortune :)

Gina

 


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