Working with health plans
Health care providers play a critical role in helping patients access care from their health plans
As a health care provider you have the information needed to explain to an insurance company a patient's condition, medical history and the importance of a prescribed medication. If a claim for a treatment is denied, you may need to write a letter of medical necessity and/or call a patient's health plan provider as part of an appeals process.
To assist your patients in getting the appropriate care to treat their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, here's a list of resources to help you work with health insurance companies.
- Sample letters Examples of sample letters for health care practitioners and patients
- Medicaid Advocacy Guide Information on how to advocate for Medicaid patients in your state needing access to the full range of available treatments
- Patient access to care Resources for your patients to navigate the health care system
- AAD Guidelines of care for psoriasis
If you need assistance, please contact the Foundation's Health Policy Manager by
email or call 800.723.9166, ext. 423.
Please note: The American Academy of Dermatology or your state dermatology organization is the best resource for reimbursement and coding questions.