Second Generic Tadalafil Product Announced

2019-03-07T18:53:09+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Questions to Consider When Choosing Between Brand and Generic Therapy Teva Pharmaceutical Industries recently announced the launch of ALYQ ™ (tadalafil), a generic version of the drug Adcirca®. Mylan launched the first generic tadalafil in August. How an individual with pulmonary hypertension (PH) is impacted by the availability of generic therapy may depend on

PH Co-Pay Assistance Fund Open at PAN Foundation

2019-01-03T15:25:01+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

As of 1/2/2019, Medicare recipients with pulmonary hypertension can apply for a co-pay assistance grant up to $5,300 from the PAN Foundation. Phone lines will likely be crowded, so online applications are encourage. Apply online at https://www.panapply.org/ or call 1-866-316-7263 For a general list of co-pay assistance resources developed by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, visit

Prepare Now for Insurance and Financial Assistance Changes

2018-12-06T21:48:59+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Many individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH) experience changes in their health insurance coverage or charitable assistance grants at the beginning of the year. In many cases, these changes mean that doctors’ offices and specialty pharmacies must take additional steps before prescriptions can be filled. Contact your PH doctor and specialty pharmacy now to reduce

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Through Dec. 15

2018-11-09T22:35:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Now is the time to renew health insurance coverage purchased through a state or federal health insurance marketplace, also known as an insurance exchange. Marketplace open enrollment has begun and continues through Dec. 15. The federal government website -  www.Healthcare.gov - has tools to sign up for new coverage, change plans or renew coverage for

Choose Your 2019 Medicare Coverage Through Dec. 7

2018-10-19T21:11:06+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Medicare open enrollment, also called annual enrollment, has begun and continues through Dec. 7. During open enrollment, all Medicare participants have the opportunity to change Medicare plans or add or drop coverage. Outside of the open enrollment period, there are not many opportunities for current Medicare participants to change their coverage. Medicare plans may adjust which medications and

PHA Recognizes Respiratory Care Week

2018-10-19T21:08:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week Oct. 21-27, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) interviewed a registered respiratory therapist and certified pulmonary function technician. Tonya Zeiger, R.R.T., CPFT, is the pulmonary hypertension (PH) coordinator and associate in pulmonary medicine at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Fla. campus, a PHA-accredited Center of Comprehensive Care (CCC). In this interview,

Two Pulmonary Hypertension Programs Receive PHA’s PHCC Accreditation

2018-09-28T16:31:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCC) program granted Regional Care Program (RCP) accreditation to the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, in Plano, Texas, this month. PHA created the PHCC accreditation program in

Make the Most of Your Health Insurance: Prepare Now for Open Enrollment

2018-09-14T20:40:03+00:00September 14th, 2018|

Most types of health insurance limit when participants may enroll or make changes to their coverage. During most of the year, changes and additions are restricted to major life events such as losing a job, getting married or having a child. Open enrollment, or annual enrollment, is a period of time each year when

Navigating Access to Generic Therapy

2018-09-14T20:44:07+00:00September 14th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) reported Aug. 17 that generic tadalafil was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and suggested that pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients taking Adcirca® discuss the implications with their care teams. Since then, generic tadalafil has become available through many health insurance plans. In addition, PHA has been advised

Share Your Oxygen Experiences: PHA Responds to Proposed Changes to Medicare Oxygen Coverage

2018-11-05T13:47:03+00:00September 7th, 2018|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed significant changes to how home oxygen (also known as supplemental oxygen) is regulated and paid for. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is taking action to improve the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community’s experience accessing home oxygen. If you have been prescribed home oxygen, you can help