Term Government Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits
Code NL-5000.2600
Definition Programs offered by local or state government agencies that pay all or a portion of the monthly costs for prescription drugs required by people who meet eligibility requirements for the programs. In some cases, the individual receives a discount card that can be presented to the pharmacist. The individual pays the co-payment amount and the pharmacist bills the sponsoring agency for the remainder. Specific mechanisms and eligibility requirements may vary by jurisdiction.
Created 1/23/03
Changed 1/11/10
Use References County Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits
Government Issued Prescription Drug Discount Cards
State Issued Prescription Drug Discount Cards
State Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits
See Also References Emergency Pharmacies (TH-2300.1650)
Medication Information/Management (LH-2700.5000)
Pharmacies (LH-6600)
Pharmacy Referrals (LH-2600.6400)
Prescription Expense Assistance (LH-5100.6500)
Prescription Medication Services (LH-6700)
External Classification Terms Government & Public Administration (NTE W20)
Income Support/Assistance (AIRS IC-330)
Income Support/Financial Assistance (CAN IC-330)
Public Assistance (NPC W08.03)
Related Concepts Financial Services/Benefits
Foster Care Transition Services
Homelessness
Long Term Care
Facet Service
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