Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Patient Access Manager: New PCR Testing Financial Assistance

If you have chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), your doctor may order a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) blood test.  This test can find a very small number of CML cells in your blood which can help your doctor know if your CML is under control.   Here is a video that provides more information about this test and how it used:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to announce the opening of The LLS PCR Testing Financial Assistance and Awareness Program for patients with CML. Approved patients may receive up to $1,000 of financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs directly related to PCR testing during their enrollment period. As part of the program, enrolled patients will receive support from a program facilitator, who will provide education and address barriers to testing. Acceptance into the program will be first-come first-served and based on financial eligibility.  

To be eligible for PCR Testing Financial Assistance, you must have a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) diagnosis, be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico and have a household income that is at or below 500 percent of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines as adjusted by the Cost of Living Index (Click here to estimate).  For more information or to apply, please visit the website or call 1-877-614-9242. 

Feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like more information about this exciting new initiative.

Your friend,


Seetha Modi is the Patient Access Manager of the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and author of this monthly blog series.  She has an Masters in Public Health and has experience working with varied aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, the CDC and other health-related nonprofit organizations.

Contact Seetha:

(972) 996-5905

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