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Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Program Status

Program Fully Allocated

Currently Closed – We are no longer accepting or processing applications for new or renewal patients.


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Assistance Amount

$4,600 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The patient must be getting treatment for ankylosing spondylitis.
  2. The patient must have Medicare health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product. 
  3. The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications.
  4. The patient’s income must fall at or below 400% the Federal Poverty Level. 
  5. The patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
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  • Active Injection Kit D (dexamethasone sodium phosphate/pf)
  • A-hydrocort (hydrocortisone sod succinate)
  • Anaprox Ds (naproxen sodium)
  • Arthrotec 50 (diclofenac sodium/misoprostol)
  • Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)
  • Betamethasone Acetate-sod Phos (betamethasone acetate and sodium phos in sterile water/pf)
  • Betamethasone Sod Phos-acetate (betamethasone acetate/betamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Caldolor (ibuprofen)
  • Cambia (diclofenac potassium)
  • Celebrex (celecoxib)
  • Celecoxib (celecoxib)
  • Celestone (betamethasone acetate/betamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)
  • Comfort Pac-meloxicam (meloxicam/irritants counter-irritants combination no.2)
  • Cortef (hydrocortisone)
  • Cortisone Acetate (cortisone acetate)
  • Cosentyx Pen (2 Pens) (secukinumab)
  • Cosentyx Syringe (secukinumab)
  • Deltasone (prednisone)
  • Dexamethasone Intensol (dexamethasone)
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Dexpak (dexamethasone)
  • Diclofenac Potassium (diclofenac potassium)
  • Diclofenac Sodium Er (diclofenac sodium)
  • Diclofenac Sodium-misoprostol (diclofenac sodium/misoprostol)
  • Doubledex (dexamethasone sodium phosphate/pf)
  • Dxevo (dexamethasone)
  • Enbrel (etanercept)
  • Enbrel Sureclick (etanercept)
  • Etodolac (etodolac)
  • Etodolac Er (etodolac)
  • Feldene (piroxicam)
  • Humira (adalimumab)
  • Humira Pediatric Crohn's (adalimumab)
  • Humira Pen (adalimumab)
  • Humira Pen Crohn's-uc-hs (adalimumab)
  • Humira(cf) Pen Psor-uv-adol Hs (adalimumab)
  • Hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone)
  • Ibu (ibuprofen)
  • Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
  • Indocin (indomethacin)
  • Indomethacin (indomethacin)
  • Indomethacin Er (indomethacin)
  • Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb)
  • Kenalog-40 (triamcinolone acetonide)
  • Lodine (etodolac)
  • Medrol (methylprednisolone)
  • Meloxicam (meloxicam)
  • Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)
  • Methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone)
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate (methylprednisolone acetate)
  • Methylprednisolone Sodium Succ (methylprednisolone sodium succinate)
  • Millipred (prednisolone)
  • Millipred (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Mobic (meloxicam)
  • Naprelan (naproxen sodium)
  • Naprosyn (naproxen)
  • Naproxen (naproxen)
  • Naproxen Sodium Cr (naproxen sodium)
  • Naproxen Sodium Ds (naproxen sodium)
  • Naproxen Sodium Er (naproxen sodium)
  • Naproxen-esomeprazole Mag (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium)
  • Orapred Odt (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Pamidronate Disodium (pamidronate disodium)
  • Pediapred (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Piroxicam (piroxicam)
  • Prednisolone (prednisolone)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Prednisone (prednisone)
  • Qmiiz Odt (meloxicam)
  • Rayos (prednisone)
  • Remicade (infliximab)
  • Renflexis (infliximab-abda)
  • Simponi (golimumab)
  • Solu-cortef (hydrocortisone sodium succinate/pf)
  • Solu-medrol (methylprednisolone sodium succinate/pf)
  • Sulfasalazine (sulfasalazine)
  • Sulindac (sulindac)
  • Taltz Autoinjector (ixekizumab)
  • Taltz Syringe (3 Pack) (ixekizumab)
  • Taperdex (dexamethasone)
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide (triamcinolone acetonide)
  • Triamcinolone Diacetate (triamcinolone diacetate in 0.9 % sodium chloride)
  • Veripred 20 (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Vimovo (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium)
  • Vivlodex (meloxicam, submicronized)
  • Zipsor (diclofenac potassium)

Diagnosis Codes:

ICD-10: M08.1, M45.0, M45.1, M45.2, M45.3, M45.4, M45.5, M45.6, M45.7, M45.8, M45.9


About the Disease:

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), also known as Marie-Strumpell disease or Bechterew's disease, is an inflammatory disorder of the spine and large joints that causes vertebrae in the spine to fuse together. AS is a chronic disease that affects the skeletel system.


Source: National Institutes of Health