I understand that I can't get a discount on movantik because I have a medicare part D prescription plan and am not a "commercially insured patient". I'm not sure exactly what a "commercially insured patient" is, I got tired of googling it, but I'm pretty sure I'm not it. It's a shame. I took one and it worked, made me think of a goose. Any body know about getting a price reduction while on a medicare part D prescription plan I'd appreciate hearing about it. Constipation from opioids is rough. They want me to pay $400/month.
Last edited by da lurker; 04-10-2017 at 05:27 PM.
Commercially insured means you have a non-Medicare, non-Medicaid, non-VA private or group insurance plan.
Where are you pricing buying this out of pocket? I would check with CostCo pharmacy or Walmart (not Walgreens) as they often have significantly lower prices that standard pharmacies. You also might want to check these out: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/bran...ovantik/25+mg/
Movantik is a Tier 3 drug. It's a brand name medication that does not have a generic equivalent and that's what makes it so expensive.
When it's time for 2018 Medicare open enrollment ( some time around mid-October to first week November 2017 ), compare the costs and coverages for the various Medicare Part D plans available in your state. Hopefully you'll find one that has lower prices on Movantik.
For now though, check this financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca, the makers of Movantik ( pun intended ). Its a different assistance program than their savings card. There's strict eligibility criteria but it does include folks with Medicare Part D insurance. Might be worth a call to talk to someone at A-Z about your situation:
i did the prior authorization and enrolled in the financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca. Hopefully the Dr. will respond in a timely fashion.
Can get movantik from Canada for half the price, 200$, but that's still to much for me.
[QUOTE=da lurker;1828689]i did the prior authorization and enrolled in the financial assistance program from Astra Zeneca. Hopefully the Dr. will respond in a timely fashion.
Oh good! Hope you get approved. Every bit of money saved helps.