American Nurses Association and Blink Health Team Up to Save Patients Money on Meds
ANA Special Offer: Give Your Patients This $20 Coupon Code
- Blink is teaming up with the ANA to help reduce medication non-adherence and improve patient outcomes.
- Blink is an app that can help your patients save up to 80% on their prescription medications.
- ANA nurses can share this special coupon code with patients to help them get $20 worth of free prescription meds (code: ANA20).
“Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them,” former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop famously said in 1985. The statement is still true — and very applicable to patient care — today.
An estimated 50% of patients do not take their drugs as prescribed. As a nurse, you’ve likely seen it time and again: a patient ends up back in your care after not taking their medications, even after you spent time counseling them on how and why to do so.
Medication non-adherence is more than a frustration for healthcare providers who work tirelessly to help improve their patients’ health. A 2017 New York Times article cited these figures from the Annals of Internal Medicine: each year, non-adherence causes an estimated 150,000 deaths, 10% of hospitalizations and costs the healthcare system over $100 billion.
The consequences are staggering, but the reasons for non-adherence are sometimes out of the patient’s control, like when the patient simply cannot afford their medication. If they can’t afford their medication, they can’t take their medication. And if they can’t take their medication, well… C. Everett Koop can explain the rest.
Blink Health is teaming up with the ANA to make medication affordable for all Americans, including each and every one of your patients, whether they’re insured or not. Studies show that reducing out-of-pocket spending, in conjunction with things nurses already do, like providing patient education, can improve medication adherence.
With Blink, patients can save on commonly prescribed medications, like:
When reviewing a patient’s treatment plan, mention Blink Health as a way for them to save money on their prescriptions, and hopefully, in turn, improve their adherence.
You’re in good company
Nurses are already sharing Blink with their patients. Pamela in Florida told us, “I have used Blink multiple times and also referred a lot. As an ER nurse, I hear first-hand the troubles people have getting their meds. I pass on the information and they are so happy to hear first-hand experience and that the process works from someone who has used it before.”
Sam, another nurse from New York, said, “I use it and recommended it to anyone that is interested. It personally saved me over 65% on my monthly scripts… went from paying over $100 a month to $40 a month.”
A special offer for ANA nurses
Blink is working with the ANA to make it even easier for patients to get the medications they need. Simply tell your patients to use special code ANA20 at checkout and they will receive their first prescription free, up to $20. The majority of prescriptions filled at Blink are under $20.
Here’s how Blink works
When your patient is prescribed a medication, they can:
- Ask their doctor to prescribe the medication directly to Blink Health Pharmacy
- Search the medication on the Blink Health App or at blinkhealth.com.
- Create an account for free and purchase the medication through Blink if the price is lower than their pharmacy’s cash price or what they’d pay with their coverage (if they’re insured).
- Choose a local in-network pharmacy to pick it up at, or choose to have it delivered to their home for free.
- Show their proof of purchase at the pharmacy when they pick up their medication, and pay nothing at the counter.
Here’s how Blink helps
- Blink can save your patients up to 80% on their generic prescription medications.
- There are no membership fees.
- Anyone can use Blink, whether they have health coverage or not.
Here’s how you can learn more
Create a Blink Health account! Search for your own medications to see how much you can save, or check out our prices for common medications your patients are often prescribed. If you have questions about how Blink can help you and your patients save money, ask! We’d love to help.
Blink Health is not insurance. The discount prescription drug provider is Blink Health Administration, LLC, 233 Spring Street, 8th Floor East, New York, NY 10013, (844) 366–2211, www.blinkhealth.com. Blink Health Pharmacy is an affiliate.