Diseases Covered

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Program Status

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Eligibility Criteria
  • Patient must be diagnosed with a covered disease and program must be accepting enrollments
  • Patient must have a valid Social Security number to apply for assistance and receive treatment in the United States
  • Patient must be seeking assistance for a prescribed medication that is FDA approved to treat the covered diagnosis
  • Patient must have valid medical insurance with at least 50% coverage of the cost of the treatment, excluding deductibles
  • Patient income level must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Prednisolone
  • Spinraza
  • Zolgensma

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of hereditary diseases that progressively destroys motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord that control essential skeletal muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing, leading to muscle weakness and atrophy. (Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fact Sheet)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be diagnosed with a covered disease and program must be accepting enrollments
  • Patient must have a valid Social Security number to apply for assistance and receive treatment in the United States
  • Patient must be seeking assistance for a prescribed medication that is FDA approved to treat the covered diagnosis
  • Patient must have valid medical insurance with at least 50% coverage of the cost of the treatment, excluding deductibles
  • Patient income level must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Medications Covered

  • Prednisolone
  • Spinraza
  • Zolgensma

Disease Description

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a group of hereditary diseases that progressively destroys motor neurons—nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord that control essential skeletal muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing, leading to muscle weakness and atrophy. (Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fact Sheet)