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Access to Medication
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Access to Medication
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1. Does your mental health plan enforce prescription limits to mental health medications? In other words are there monthly or a yearly number of mental health prescriptions that you can have filled?
2. If you have been incarcerated, were you released from jail without medications?
3. If you have been incarcerated, were you given medications while in jail?
4. Have you had to skip medications for lack of money to pay for your prescription(s)?
5. Have you ever received free medications from pharmaceutical companies?
6. Have you ever received free medications from pharmaceutical companies?
7. Have you ever used coupons or certificates to obtain medications?
8. Are you aware of programs that offer free medications? If yes, what programs do you know of?
9. If your health care insurance company (HMO, Medicaid/Medicare) changed formularies were you able to stay on your current medication or did it result in a medication change?
10. Has the use of a preffered drug list (formulary) had an impact on your medication access?
11. Has the process of preventing the prescribing of a new medication until a specific medication, an entire medication group, and generic medication has failed (“Fail-First” rule) impaired your ability to adhere to your treatment?
12. Have barriers to medications had an impact on your recovery?
13. Did the health insurance company (HMO, Medicaid/Medicare, etc.) provide your doctor with the PDL policy, the steps the physician is required to prescribe a non-formulary medication?
14. If your physician has prescribed multiple medication for the same diagnosis (polypharmacy) have you had challenges getting access to the medications?
15. If yes, please designate which HMO or insurance company denied access.
16. Patients often have to fail on one or more drugs first before being able to take the drug first before being able to take the drug their physician wanted to prescribe them in the first place. Have you ever had trouble getting access to the medication you needed because of “step therapy” or “fail first” requireements?
17. Sometimes formularies change, and consumers do not know about it. Has the medication you have needed ever not been included on the new formulary?
18. Were your difficulties with “step therapy” and continuity of care due to
Were your difficulties with “step therapy” and continuity of care due to managed care, like a HMO or a PPO, Medicaid or Private insurance