BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday announced that its charitable Pay It Forward campaign will continue in 2015.
Through the program, BioPlus partners with other nonprofit patient foundations by making donations for every referral received at its specialty pharmacy. BioPlus has donated $75,000 to multiple patient foundations since its launch.
The foundations that BioPlus donates to are able to supply grants and co-pay assistance to help cover expensive co-pays and deductibles for patients in financial need who have complex diseases. Pay It Forward donations also directly assist patients who could benefit from being connected to foundations through processing paperwork and keeping up to date on grant renewals.
In 2014, BioPlus’ patient financial assistance program helped patients with more than $12.5 million in grants, co-pays and donations.
The Pay It Forward program is linked to BioPlus’ two-hour patient acceptance guarantee that provides fast turnaround from patient referral to acceptance. The acceptance guarantee allows physicians to rapidly know if their patients are admitted pending insurance qualification or if they are not admitted and will need to be transferred to a different pharmacy.