Washington, D.C., April 9, 2012 – Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) is participating in the 2012 National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) Virtual Reimbursement Resource Room. The goal of the resource is to help clinicians and others working with patients who have cancer "mitigate reimbursement challenges." This online tool links to PAN and other organizations offering reimbursement assistance within a large number of specific cancers. http://www.nccn.org/reimbursement_resource_room/default.asp
PAN's mission is to help underinsured patients access lifesaving medications through forty-one specific disease categories. PAN's goal is to make certain that underinsured people have equal access to innovative therapies.
NCCN's Virtual Reimbursement Resource Room is promoted to NCCN's annual conference attendees, readers of NCCN eBulletin, NCCN's cancer case manager/medical directors program attendees, and other registered users of NCCN.org.
PAN’s disease funds cover conditions such as multiple myeloma, metastatic breast cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. PAN provides grants of $500 to $10,000 per year to qualified patients to help pay for medications for these diseases. Since 2004, PAN has provided more than $186 million in assistance for out-of-pocket expenses to more than 130,000 patients in need. Visit www.PANFoundation.org.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.