This episode is part of our Expert Interview Series. In each episode of this series, we’ll interview industry professionals for their perspective on the evolving specialty pharmacy market.
In this episode, Dana Kuhn, CEO of Patient Services Inc. (PSI), joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, for an in-depth discussion on how nonprofit organizations are helping financially disadvantaged patients access and afford specialty pharmacy treatment.
Dana Kuhn, Ph.D., founded Patient Services, Inc. 27 years ago. Before the passage of important health care legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there was PSI.
PSI, is a national charity created out of Dr. Kuhn’s personal and professional passion to provide treatment access and affordability to patients and families living with rare and chronic illnesses. Living with an expensive chronic illness himself and experiencing the death of his spouse who was unable to access a life-saving drug, motivated Dr. Kuhn to create PSI. By providing premium and copayment assistance, PSI allows patients and families to access and afford treatments avoiding financial devastation, bankruptcies, and unnecessary hospitalizations. His innovation provides opportunities for Specialty Pharmacies to offer patients solutions.
Tune in to Discover:
- The importance of charitable nonprofit organizations, and the role they have in helping specialty pharmacies enable patients to access and afford their treatments
- How PSI’s advocacy and financial assistance programs are helping specialty pharmacy patients gain access to life sustaining medications they need to stay alive
- Serious challenges faced by nonprofit organizations, on the Hill and in the media
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is the “groundbreaking” 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization of its kind. Over two decades ago, PSI recognized the importance of providing a “safety net” for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and copayments.
Since 1989, PSI has led the charge to provide much needed patient assistance, soliciting donations to fund thousands of patients and their families in a myriad of disease areas. PSI has helped over 100,000 patients experience better health and financial outcomes throughout the years.