Patient Drug Assistance Program (PDAP) medications are supplied to low-income patients by pharmaceutical companies. These are often specialty medications such as insulin or eliquis. These medications are sent directly to EHHOP and patients pick them up in clinic. They are kept in the toolboxes that are stored on the shelves in clinic (combination is 3-6-9). Medications, including insulin, are labeled for specific patients.
Applying for a PDAP:
The first step in obtaining a PDAP for a patient is to check on the EHHAPP Formulary to make sure that it's not supplied by the Mount Sinai Pharmacy. You can also check on RxAssist to see if the medication is supplied by PDAP.
If the medication is off-formulary and supplied by PDAP, please complete this form to request the correct documents, fill out the indicated sections, and then use the same form to submit the correct documents.
The pharmacy team will then submit the PDAP to the respective pharmaceutical company and will let you know if modifications are needed or when it's approved. You can see the status of a patient’s PDAP under the “Active” tab on the PDAP tracker. PDAPs that has been submitted to the pharmacy coordinator but have not yet been approved can be found in the “In Process” tab. If a medication has arrived, it is labeled as “In PDAP Box.” Please do not edit this document directly.
The senior clinician is responsible for ensuring the patient receives the PDAP medication in clinic and for telling the CMs that it's been distributed.
Once a patient is receiving a medication through PDAP, please make sure the medication is listed as a 'historical medication' on EPIC so it's not prescribed accidentally. Instructions for doing so are found here.
Each PDAP lasts one year and comes with four refills and the pharmacy team will call in those refills. At the end of the year/refills, the senior clinician will have to fill out the PDAP forms again.
Insulin Specific Instructions:
If a patient is on insulin, please make sure to fill out this Google form by the Wednesday prior to clinic at 11:59 PM.
As usual, the senior clinician will be responsible for distributing insulin to the patient. Please make sure to let the CMs know when insulin has been distributed.
Any unused insulin will be returned to the refrigerator by the Labs TS so if you notice leftover insulin please let the Labs TS know about it.