PAN Foundation

A Strategic Alliance of AJMC

April 26, 2019
The PAN Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an itchy inflammation of the skin. It is a chronic disease that affects the integumentary system.
 
April 26, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has joined MAPRx (Medicare Access for Patients Rx), a coalition of patient, family caregiver, and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities who rely on Medicare Part D, Medicare’s prescription drug coverage.
April 17, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when an underlying carcinoid tumor produces excessive amounts of serotonin, often due to liver metastases. 
April 02, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, a rare type of blood cancer that originates in the lymphatic system and is characterized by an excess of abnormal white blood cells and proteins called immunoglobulins.
March 29, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has launched a new alliance with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network to offer financial and patient support services for patients with bladder cancer.
March 27, 2019
In an effort to provide a broad range of support for people living with bleeding disorders, the Patient Access Netowrk Foundation and the National Hemophilia Foundation have announced a new alliance.
February 25, 2019
In a commentary, Dan Klein, president and chief operating officer of the Patient Access Network Foundation, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD, director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan, called the Trump administration's recent drug rebate proposal an opportunity to significantly lower out-of-pocket precription drug costs for Medicare patients.
January 25, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has opened a new patient assistance program for people living with Fabry disease/
January 03, 2019
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has announced the opening of its new patient assistance program for patients with bladder cancer, the 6th most common type of cancer.
May 23, 2018
As new therapies come to market, there is the good news that patients are cured or living longer, but it has to be balanced by the bad news that these treatments are far more expensive, said Paul Billings, senior vice president advocacy for the American Lung Association.
May 20, 2018
Beyond helping with co-payment assistance for patients with cancer, CancerCare helps with practical and emotional supports for patients, explained Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.
May 13, 2018
M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, recommends shifts in policies that could expand federally qualified health centers.
May 10, 2018
Unlike commercial plans, Medicare beneficiaries run the risk hitting the donut hole, which causes their costs to go up dramatically, said Paul Billings, senior vice president advocacy for the American Lung Association.
May 08, 2018
There are financial burdens related to cancer treatment other than the cost of medication, but patients don't always realize that when they are first diagnosed, explained Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.
May 02, 2018
Charitable organizations are seeing more and more patients who need financial assistance, said Dan Klein, President and CEO, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation.
April 28, 2018
Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, recognizes the financial hardships of cancer patients when paying for medications.
April 25, 2018
While use of services at federally qualified health centers has increased particularly since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the increasing trend started back in 2002, said M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
April 22, 2018
Dan Klein, president and CEO of the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, discusses the need for more patient assistance foundations to help patients pay for treatment.
April 20, 2018
Leigh Purvis, director of Health Services Research at AARP Public Policy Institute, addresses the burdens of high prescription drug costs on Medicare beneficiaries.
April 17, 2018
The high cost of new, innovative cancer treatments coming to market makes these therapies inaccessible to a lot of patients, said Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.
April 09, 2018
M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, talks about the services federally qualified centers provide, specifically how they help patients access medications.
April 05, 2018
Dan Klein, president and CEO of the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, lists possible policy changes that would strengthen the safety net.
March 31, 2018
Leigh Purvis, director of Health Services Research at AARP Public Policy Institute, discusses future policies that will relieve Medicare beneficiaries from some of their expensive out-of-pocket costs.
March 29, 2018
Patients benefiting from federally qualified health centers tend to be sicker than the general population, but there are also disparities by state, explained M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
March 27, 2018
High costs in cancer care not only affects treatment outcomes for patients, but also their overall quality of life, explained Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.
March 27, 2018
Dan Klein, President and CEO, Patient Access Network Foundation, discusses how the lack of a limit on cost sharing in Medicare affects patient outcomes and disease states that PAN Foundation is keeping an eye on.
 
March 14, 2018
The burden of high drug costs is something that everyone with health insurance coverage is facing, explained Leigh Purvis, director, Health Services Research, AARP Public Policy Institute.
March 07, 2018
Elected officials and others who affect policy know that cost-sharing and out-of-pocket costs are issues in healthcare, but they don’t truly understand the issues, said panelists during a policy discussion on ways to improve access and reduce financial hardship during the Cost-Sharing Roundtable.
March 06, 2018
Experts from healthcare policy organizations and advocacy groups that cater to Medicare enrollees exchanged best practices and proposed policies to help alleviate access issues during the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®, on February 23, 2018, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC.
March 05, 2018
Leaders from charitable organizations that provide the safety net so patients can meet their healthcare costs and access their required medical treatment have concerns with the widening gap between patient financial needs and available resources. They were speaking at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 04, 2018
Federally qualified health centers pay an important role in providing primary care and preventive services for patients who may have trouble accessing this care because of their insurance status, explained M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
March 03, 2018
Patients with cancer, many who are older and on Medicare, are finding their medications are becoming unaffordable, Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, explained at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 02, 2018
K. Robin Yabroff, PhD, strategic director, Surveillance and Health Services Research Program, American Cancer Society, would like to see more longitudinal studies that can develop more informed policies to alleviate patient financial hardship. Yabroff was speaking at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®
March 02, 2018
Being proactive about identifying potential financial burdens and preparing patients who have a disease for the costs of their treatment helps to ensure that patients will be adherent to their medication and have the best possible outcomes, according to a panel of providers at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Panel discussion with Gerard F. Anderson, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University; Jenny Bryant of PhRMA; Matt Eyles of AHIP; A. Mark Fendrick, MD, of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and co-editor in chief of AJMC; Dan Klein of PAN Foundation; and Grant D. Lawless, RPh, MD, FACP, of University of Southern California. The discussion took place at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
A discussion with Jeanne Ireland, advisory board member, District Policy Group and former senior advisor to the Commissioner and Associate Commissioner for Legislation at the FDA, Obama Administration; and The Honorable Dr Phil Gingrey, senior advisor, Drinker Biddle & Reath and District Policy Group and former US Congressman, R-Georgia, 2003-2015. This discussion took place at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Panel discussion moderated by Clifford Goodman, PhD, of The Lewin Group. The discussion took place at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medication, which was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Panel discussion moderated by Clifford Goodman, PhD, of The Lewin Group. The discussion took place at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medication, which was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Research presented by Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD, associate professor of medicine, director, Economic Evaluations Unit, Center for Evidence-based Practice, and director, Value-based Insurance Design Initiatives, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of Pennsylvania, the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Research presented by Kai Yeung, PharmD, PhD, scientific investigator I, Group Health Research Institute, at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Presentation by Marcia Baker, MS, Ed, director, Corporate Development & Programs, Mended Hearts, Inc, the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Presentation by Andrea Baer, MS, director of Patient Advocacy, Mended Hearts, Inc, at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Work presented by Veena Shankaran, MD, MS, associate professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington and associate member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, at the the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Melissa Thompson, MBA, healthcare strategist and a cancer patient, spoke at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®.
March 01, 2017
Tricia Neuman, senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and director of the Foundation’s Program of Medicare Policy, was the guest speaker at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications. The event was co-hosted by the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care.
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