NeedyMeds is committed to education. Regularly scheduled monthly and special topic webinars are one way that we keep NeedyMeds' users informed about our organization and about relevant health-related topics.NeedyMeds offers many educational videos meant to teach our users about the work that we do and how best to access our resources.
Look through this library to view past NeedyMeds' webinars
5 Ways for Patients to Lower Prescription Costs (featuring Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs)This special topic webinar was presented with Ginger Skinner from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs. This is an overview on ways to save on needed medications and NeedyMeds will offer additional resources to help.
Patient Assistance Resources NeedyMeds May 2016This webinar provides an overview of patient assistance resources found on the NeedyMeds website. Learn how to save money on your prescription medications and other healthcare costs.
Psoriatic Disease and the National Psoriasis Foundation's Patient Navigation Center WebinarThis Special Topic Webinar was recorded with the National Psoriasis Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit psoriasis patient advocacy organization and the voice for millions of Americans who are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Their mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation: Patient and Provider ResourcesThe Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with chronic, critical and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers and pharmacies, PAN provides the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided more than 500,000 underinsured patients with more than $1 billion dollars in financial assistance, through over 50 disease-specific programs.
"Talking Trash," What You Need to Know About Medical Waste DisposalOur Special Topic Webinar from April 7, 2016 with John Kioussis, Sales Manager with MedPro Disposal. In this webinar, we talk about what medical waste is, how to properly dispose of it, how it's treated and ways to cut costs, and the importance of being in compliance.
Empower Your Patients to Self Manage their DiabetesDiabetes is a disease that individuals must manage themselves, but frequently they do not have the tools or the confidence to do so. Join us and learn how you may empower your patients living with diabetes to successfully self-manage their disease.
Best Drugs for Less: 10 Ways to Save on the Medicine You NeedYou've probably seen ads for drugs that promise new solutions to your health problems, but are those drugs really the best choice for your condition? That's where Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs project comes in. Through their brand new free guide, Best Drugs for Less, the project will share tips on finding inexpensive, effective, and safe treatments for allergies, insomnia, chronic pain, and other common conditions, plus saving the most at the pharmacy counter.
Prostate Cancer 101Join Ivy Ahmed, Director of Patient Education for ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer as she discusses the basics of prostate cancer including risk, early detection, managing a diagnosis, learning about treatment options, resources for support and financial assistance, and how to advocate for yourself following a prostate cancer diagnosis. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, so don't miss the opportunity to learn about this disease that affects so many men and families.
Understanding Hepatitis C Risk, Screening, Treatment, and ResourcesLearn about the risks, treatment considerations, and who should be screened for Hep C in this engaging and informative webinar. Bruce Burkett of the Hep C Alliance leads this discussion. For more information about patient assistance resources, please visit www.needymeds.org. If you need help paying for medications, please call NeedyMeds at 800-503-6897.
Putting PrEP Into Action: Getting PrEParedJoey Wynn, Chairman of South Florida AIDS Network, discusses Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a way of preventing HIV infection. Learn more about it and if it's right for you.
Lowering Your Type 2 Diabetes CostsDiabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, and it costs the U.S. upwards of $245 billion per year. In observance of National Diabetes Month, public education project Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs co-hosts this webinar discussion with NeedyMeds on the growing costs of type 2 diabetes care, and offers tips on how patients can save money on diabetes medications.
Be An Engaged Healthcare Consumer: Protect, Detect and Report Healthcare Errors, Fraud and AbuseLucilia Prates-Ramos from the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program discusses how to protect yourself from insurance fraud, errors, and abuse. To find your state's SMP, visit www.smpresource.org.
Navigating Patient AssistanceSeeking help with medical costs can be a confusing process. This presentation will help patients and caregivers navigate the complicated financial assistance maze. Executive Director Clorinda Walley from Good Days was our guest presenter for this webinar.
Consumerism and Empowerment in the Era of Health ReformAs the Affordable Care Act expands health insurance coverage, patients are facing higher out of pocket costs. As premiums, co-pays and deductibles rise, people see health care as a costly service and may force health care to behave like a retail business. Watch this webinar to learn about how you can become an empowered health care consumer.
Buying Medications Online: How To Do it Safely and Affordably 2014In this webinar Dr. Marv Shepherd, Director, Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies College of Pharmacy, University of Texas-Austin, and President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), reviewed the dangers of buying from unlicensed online pharmacies. He discussed the ways patients can be scammed when purchasing medications online and how to avoid these pitfalls. He also showed how to save money safely online through a combination of comparison shopping from US-licensed websites, assistance programs, and other money saving techniques.
Navigating a Cancer DiagnosisWatch this video to learn more about PearlPoint Cancer Support's educational offerings and how you can benefit. Also learn about nutrition guidelines, tips, and recipes to help combat side effects and maintain well-being during and after cancer treatment.
NeedyMeds Project: HEALfundr - Crowdfunding Your Power to HealNeedyMeds has launched a unique new crowdfunding platform: HEALfundr. Watch this video to see how you can raise funds that are paid directly towards medical expenses and donate to 100% verified campaigns.
NeedyMeds Webinar: Our New Website LayoutWatch this webinar to familiarize you with our new website. We did not change the content of the website, but have updated the layout, resource names and descriptions. We hope this will make it even easier for you to find the help you are looking for.
What Does Healthcare Really Cost?Watch this webinar, co-presented by ClearHealthCosts.com, Mighty Casey Media, and NeedyMeds, to learn from our experts will walk you through the ways to get answers to that "How much?" question, for doctor visits and medical procedures costs as well as drug prices. You'll get a template on how to cost out annual exams, common prescription medications, chronic disease management, and surgical procedures. Armed with this information, you'll be able to start budgeting for your predictable healthcare costs.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs & NeedyMeds Presents: Lowering Your Medication CostsWatch this webinar, co-presented by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs and NeedyMeds to learn how to choose the most effective and safe drugs for your health care dollar. And learn about Best Buy Drugs' drug reports, which compare the effectiveness, safety, and price of prescription drugs, by category, for dozens of conditions, including allergies, depression, diabetes, heartburn, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis.
Coverage and Care Resources for People Affected by Psoriatic DiseasesWatch this webinar, co-presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation and NeedyMeds, to learn about some of the obstacles commonly encountered by patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Find out some helpful tips on how to access the treatments that you and your doctor have determined will best help you reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Buying Medications Online: How To Do it Safely and AffordablyIn this NeedyMeds special-topic webinar the Outreach Director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), Shabbir Safdar reviewed the dangers of buying from unlicensed online pharmacies. He talked about the major ways patients can be scammed when purchasing medications online and how to avoid these pitfalls. He also demonstrated how to save money safely online through a combination of comparison shopping from US-licensed websites, assistance programs, and other money saving techniques.
Mental Health ResourcesDianne Robinson, Patient Education Program Director at the San Antonio State Hospital, was our guest host for this NeedyMeds special topic webinar. She provided information about the available mental health resources and gave advice for patient advocates and health care professionals who work with patients suffering from mental illnesses.
Assistance for the UnderinsuredLearn about the help that's available if you have insurance coverage, but are still struggling to pay for your medications and health care costs. Watch this webinar to learn about how to access assistance.
Lung Cancer: Learning to Advocate and Support Those AffectedA webinar offered by NeedyMeds in collaboration with the LUNGevity Foundation presenting a panel discussion of professionals, advocates and lung cancer survivors to discuss advocacy and ways that you can help raise awareness, offer support to people who have been affected by this disease, and make a difference in your community.
Institutional Patient Assistance Programs: Best Practices for SuccessLearn from Amy Yarcich, the Executive Director of Rx Partnership, how Institutional Patient Assistance Programs (IPAPs) work and if they are right for your facility. This presentation will detail some of the common mistakes to avoid and teach you how to self-audit and train your staff/volunteers.
State of the Field of Patient Advocacy and the Center for Patient Partnership's Certificate ProgramSarah Davis, Associate Director, Center for Patient Partnerships was our guest host for this NeedyMeds special-topic webinar. She presented an overview of the current state of the evolving and diverse field of patient advocacy, including an exploration of: The Educational Landscape, including Certification, Credentialing, Licensure; Professional Associations and Networks; Employment Landscape; and Patient Advocacy in Health Care Reform. She closed with a short overview of the Center for Patient Partnership's Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate Program.
Clinical Trials: What to Know Before you EnrollToni Kay Mangskau, Clinical Trials Referral Coordinator at The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center was the guest host for this NeedyMeds Special-Topic Webinar.
Toni discussed the different types of clinical research and what to consider before becoming involved in research.