General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2015: House Bill 821

Step Therapy requires patients to:

  • Take other potentially ineffective medications first
  • Fail on these medications before insurers pay for your doctor’s original prescription.

Step therapy is on the rise and these policies may not take into account a person’s medical situation or history. If you or a loved one has been affected by step therapy, speak with an advocacy group. Visit www.prescriptionprocess.com/steptherapy  for more information.

Video by the Alliance for Patient Access: Understanding Step Therapy