Friday, June 19, 2015

PAN Foundation Issues Call for Case Studies

By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, and in collaboration with The American Journal of Managed Care, has issued a Call for Case Studies. Organizations are encouraged to submit an abstract, which is due by September 15, 2015.

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PAN offers help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to critical medical treatments. Since May 2004, PAN has provided more than 467,000 underinsured patients with over $880 million dollars in much needed financial assistance to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses. Many of these patients would have few alternatives without the help of PAN. That’s why charitable donations from both the public and private sector are so crucial to continuing the financial assistance provided by the Foundation.

Summarized Amy Niles, Director of Alliance Development: "Every day, it seems that there is another research study or article highlighting the increasing cost-sharing burden for patients seeking access to critical therapies.  This topic was also a focus of PAN’s Patient Advocacy Roundtable hosted in the fall of 2014."

PAN is interested in learning more about the impact cost-sharing has had on patients being served and its impact on organizations. Importantly, PAN would like to learn about the strategies being implemented, or plan to implement, to address this impact. Click here to download the material that describes PAN’s Call for Case Studies in more detail.

As always, feel free to contact PAN with any questions about this initiative. Amy Niles can be reached by phone at (202) 661-8073 or email at

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