The CaptureRx Federal Drug Discount Card (FDDC)

For any patient to stay healthy, drug expenditures could cost a small fortune. For the indigent, under-served and vulnerable population patients, pharmaceu…

For any patient to stay healthy, drug expenditures could cost a small fortune. For the indigent, under-served and vulnerable population patients, pharmaceuticals are out of reach. Through the 340B drug program administrated by CaptureRx® utilizing its Federal Drug Discount CardTM (FDDC), the disenfranchised patient population is now receiving much-needed drugs. The best part of this story: no taxpayer funding, better patient care, reduced comorbidity and improved adherence.

There is much about the prescription discount card program clinics should know. It can help the clinic improve care for patients in important ways through patient savings on prescription drugs. Unlike some discount programs that are only for specific age groups, individual bran-named drugs or special circumstances, this program does not have these limitations. The patient is eligible, regardless of age or prescription, and the entire community can benefit.

The 340B and FDDC program will help the patient obtain physician-prescribed drugs without typically paying for them out of-of-pocket. In general, the 340B discount drug program only includes prescription products; however, some diabetic supplies are an exception.

The CaptureRx® 340B Federal Drug Discount CardTM program is not an insurance plan. The sole restriction is the patient can only use it at a pharmacy that has a contract arrangement with the patient’s prescriber or primary care physician’s clinic (some restrictions apply). By using the FDDC at a contract pharmacy, fulfillment records are received by the clinic for a better continuum of care. To find out more, contact a GPO medical, 340B professional at CaptureRx®.

When the patient uses their card, they can count on the lowest price possible for each drug prescribed to them. While prices vary, they can expect to save on their medications, and 52% of filled prescriptions in 2012 adminstrated by CaptureRx® are no copay/no out-of-pocket. While saving money is good, discount cards that are simple to use make the program even better. The FDDC for 340B program drugs does not require participants to pay any fees or fill out any forms. Ease-of-use makes it an excellent choice for everyone. It is one of the best ways to ensure patient health at the lowest possible cost.

It’s how CaptureRx® is Expanding HealthcareTM every day.