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• Merkel cell carcinoma ICD-10 code is C4A. View list of ICD-10 codes »
• Primary cancer diagnosis must be the same as the fund and verified by the prescribing physician. Download Physician Verification Form »
• Patient must be insured through a federal health insurance program such as Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE
• Income level must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
• Must have a valid Social Security number to apply for assistance and receive treatment in the United States
• Patient must be in active treatment or have a treatment plan in place prior to applying for assistance. Read more in our FAQs »
Initial Grant Amount
Program CAP Amount
If the initial grant amount is exhausted before the grant end date, a request for additional funds up to the program CAP amount can be submitted. Read our Request for Additional Funds policy »Retroactive policy
CCAF will consider retroactive reimbursement on a case-by-case basis for first time applicants actively receiving a covered treatment. Our retroactive assistance will only consider dates of service within 60 days prior to the date we approve the application. Conditional approvals are not eligible for retroactive coverage.
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