Memphis, TN (PRWEB) February 10, 2006
Nova Group of Memphis, Inc. is now assisting low income families via internet and personal phone calls for applying and receiving Free Prescription Medicines and Free Diabetes Testing Supplies including test strips. Most of their clients have been outside of Tennessee until recently when the Tenncare disenrollment letters started arriving. Income requirements are two times the 2005 poverty level-$19,000 for a single person household and $25,660 for two person household. One company accepts a two person household for as high as $31,000. There are other higher ranges for families who have dependant children.
Boston explains the process: “Not only do we assist them to find free or discounted medication, we give them free information on any other assistance we can find during our research. Our savings on diabetes testing supplies is also being well received.” Prescription Medications and testing supplies are provided on a quarterly basis unless otherwise limited by the physician or drug manufacturer.
“Typically a client fills out an online questionnaire with a list of prescriptions, income information and expenses for medical care and basic needs such as rent/mortgage payments and utilities. In conjunction with Nashville based Benefits Advocate, we research several databases to find programs they are qualified for and then discuss a plan to help improve their situation. And there is no obligation to apply-research is free.”
The cost is extremely low compared to the savings with the program. There is a $20.00 set up charge and $15.00 per month for on-going support, service and administration. People can easily save $200-$500 per month if they qualify. Every application requires a doctor’s signature and license number, proof of income and a three month prescription. The application is then mailed to each program administrator for review and the meds are shipped to doctors for dispensing or directly to the patient.
“We are committed to helping as many clients as possible” Boston continues. “It is really rewarding when we hear the relief in a person’s voice that their prescriptions can be obtained and they will not be without medication. We’ve made a lot of new friends in the process.”
The Free Prescription Medicine and Free Diabetes Testing Supply programs are national in scope for low income and non-insurance covered individuals and families. Nova is also approved with Medicare, TennCare and Medicaid.
Nova also works closely with clinics, physician offices, hospital groups, non-profit and religious organizations providing assistance and out reach programs to lower income individuals and families.
Employers who have part-time or non-covered employees may also offer the program.
Applications are available online at http://www.novadiabetes.com or phone the office 9am-5pm M-F at 901-384-4774.