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Simplifying Medication Access and Coverage for all Canadians

With the most comprehensive information on Patient Assistance Programs, Specialty Pharmacies and Clinics, and Medication Reimbursement in Canada, OkRx is on a mission to facilitate medication access and coverage information between Patients, Healthcare Providers and their teams.

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Enter OkCode

Streamline Drug Plan Applications, Patient Support Program Enrolments, and Prior Authorization paperwork.
  • Secure, Online and Free.
  • Collaborate with Patients, Healthcare Providers, Drug Plans and Patient Programs anywhere you are.
  • Electronically facilitate drug access and coverage steps in real-time.
The Specialty Prescribing Process
Evaluate patient and decide to prescribe

Helping patients is how prescribers and healthcare professionals want to spend their time. Prescribing a specialty medication is the beginning of a complex process that takes time away from direct patient care for all healthcare professionals involved.

Enrol into Assistance Program

Once a specialty medication is prescribed, the healthcare team needs to decide if they should enroll the patient into a Patient Assistance Program. This decision is often made based on the medication’s reimbursement profile and the services the Program provides. To enroll a patient into a Patient Assistance Program the healthcare provider needs to find the proper form, obtain the patient’s signature or verbal consent and fax the form to the Program.

Enrol into Provincial Funding Programs

Some private insurers and Patient Assistance Programs require that patients apply for provincial funding before they will provide funding or assistance. If a patient is not enrolled into a Provincial Funding Program they will often need assistance with obtaining and completing the appropriate forms.

Prior Authorization

The healthcare team then needs to evaluate if a Prior Authorization form is required, if a form is required, they need to decide which one to use or wait for the Patient Assistance Program to provide one. Completing the Prior Authorization form often requires data from the patient’s medical records, from the dispensing pharmacy and information that usually comes from the patient or the patient’s guardian (i.e. information about the plan holder, enrolment in patient program, etc.). The form often requires signatures from the prescriber and the patient or the plan holder before it can be sent to the insurer.

“I created OkRx to make the specialty medication prescribing process more transparent and easier for everyone involved. ”
John Leombruno Business Owner