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2014 Begins as another Strong Year for the PAN Foundation

As healthcare reform continues to roll out, the one thing we can be certain of is the continued need for financial assistance for underinsured patients through independent charities like the PAN Foundation. Research has shown that 59 percent of Silver plans and 78 percent of bronze plans on exchanges across the nation will utilize coinsurance structures for specialty tier medications – putting further cost sharing obligations on chronically and critically ill patients who often seek relief from safety net programs. 

Stories of Hope: How PAN’s Partnership with ZERO has touched the lives of Thousands

In fall of 2013, the PAN Foundation and ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer entered into a partnership aimed at providing not only a reliable financial assistance resource for underinsured advanced prostate cancer patients, but also best-in-class educational materials to support these men and their families through the continuum of their diagnosis. Eight months and more than 5,000 approved grants later, we are thrilled to continue our partnership in 2014 and beyond.

PAN Foundation Launches HIV/AIDS Co-Pay Assistance Program
Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014 – PAN has launched the first cost-sharing assistance program for underinsured patients being treated for HIV/AIDS, providing a vital safety net program for patients who would otherwise not qualify for ADAP or manufacturer sponsored patient assistance. Until now, only government or manufacturer-sponsored assistance has been available for patients who are covered by insurance, but unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their HIV/AIDS medications.

New Hope for Ph+ALL Patients as PAN Launches Co-Pay Assistance Program
Washington, D.C., February 17, 2014 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the introduction of co-pay assistance for Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL). Underinsured patients being treated for this rare, but aggressive leukemia will now have streamlined access to life-saving specialty medications. 

PAN Foundation Celebrates its Commitment to Hepatitis C Patients
Washington, D.C., December 9, 2013 – As new therapies for Hepatitis C enter the market, the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to extend its commitment to providing co-pay assistance to the underinsured patients who will be seeking these treatments. PAN’s unwavering dedication to removing the cost burden of novel therapies will give HCV patients better access to potentially life-saving medications as soon as treatments become available.

New Hope for TSC Patients as PAN Launches Co-Pay Assistance Program
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2013 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the introduction of co-pay assistance for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Underinsured patients being treated for this rare genetic disease will now have streamlined access to life-saving specialty medications.  

New Hope for Chronic Iron Overload Patients as PAN Foundation Launches Co-Pay Assistance Program
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2013 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a financial assistance program designed to help patients being treated for chronic iron overload who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment. The Foundation adds this co-pay assistance program to its more than 50 disease-specific programs aimed at reducing the financial burden of underinsured patients being treated with specialty medications.  

PAN Foundation Launches New Assistance Program for Cushing’s Disease Patients
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2013 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is now offering financial assistance to patients with Cushing’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome being treated with specialty medications. Patients of this rare endocrine disorder will now have better access to novel medications, helping them to return to a more healthy and productive life.  

PAN Foundation Convenes Dialogue Series on Issues Surrounding Access to Specialty Medications
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With healthcare reform implementation underway and the deadline to sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces looming, the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation hosted a daylong discussion yesterday looking at access and cost-sharing of specialty medications for underinsured patients. 

PAN Foundation Found Shift in Demand and Need for Co-Payment Assistance in 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Underinsured patients suffering from critical and chronic diseases exhibited a shift in demand and need for co-payment assistance last year, according to a policy analysis published in the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation’s newly released 2012 Annual Report, the PAN Foundation: A Source of Help and Hope.

Patient Access Network Foundation Opens New Assistance Program for Patients Being Treated for Metastatic Melanoma
Washington DC, August 22, 2013 – The PAN Foundation has launched its newest financial assistance program designed to assist patients being treated for metastatic melanoma. Patients of this serious skin cancer will now have better access to specialty medications without the burden of high out-of-pocket costs.

PAN Foundation Launches Assistance Program for Rare Genetic Disorder, Wilson Disease 
Washington, DC, August 14, 2013 – Patient Access Network Foundation continues to broaden is support for patients by launching its newest disease-specific program dedicated to assisting patients being treated for Wilson Disease. Patients of this rare genetic disorder will now have better access to specialty medications without the burden of out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatments.

PAN Foundation and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Announce Partnership to Provide Financial Assistance for Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients
Washington, D.C., August 6, 2013 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer have joined forces to provide comprehensive support for patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The partnership will leverage PAN’s existing mCRPC financial assistance program coupled with ZERO’s best in class educational resources for mCRPC patients and caregivers.

PAN Foundation Offers New Hope to Patients Fighting Genitourinary Cancers
Washington, DC, August 2, 2013 – In our quest to expand Patient Access Network’s charitable mission, the Foundation has launched a new financial assistance program for patients who are struggling to pay for their out-of-pocket costs related to their immunotherapies for Genitourinary Cancers. Immunotherapy treatments, considered breakthrough, personalized medicine, are presenting major affordability challenges which PAN, through its financial assistance programs, hopes to address. 

PAN Foundation Partners with National Association of Specialty Pharmacy to Host Charity Golf Outing at Upcoming Meeting 
Alexandria, VA, July 17, 2013 – The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy™ (NASP™) announced today that it has partnered with the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation to host the inaugural charity golf outing at the Strategic Business Exchange, October 14 – 16 in San Antonio. 

PAN Launches Financial Assistance Program for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Patients
Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has launched its newest financial assistance program, providing new hope to patients being treated for Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL). This program marks the Foundation’s 11th new program in 2013.

PAN Launches a New Financial Assistance Program, Offering Help and Hope to Patients with Progressive Neuroendocrine Tumors of Pancreatic Origin
Washington, DC, May 31, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has launched its newest financial assistance program designed to alleviate the out-of-pocket costs for specialty medications used to target progressive neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic origin (PNET). This program marks the Foundation’s 10th financial assistance program in 2013 

Help for the Fight and Hope for the Future: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Battle Against Cancer
This Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will join millions of people across the country and around the world in honoring those among us – our family members, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, business associates and others – who are fighting, or have fought and won, the battle of their lives, the battle against cancer.

PAN Case Managers Undergo Cancer Support Community’s Esteemed Distress Training Program
Washington, DC, May 28, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) case managers attended training sessions last week to better equip themselves to serve patients who are experiencing distress because of their diagnosis with a chronic illness. Mitch Golant, PhD, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives of the Cancer Support Community and veteran educator, lead the training program which included both the science behind patient distress and communication exercises to help case managers with the most difficult patient situations.

PAN Foundation Launches a Financial Assistance Program for Patients Undergoing Radioisotope Treatments for Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer
Washington, DC, May 16, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a co-pay assistance program addressing the unique needs of patients undergoing radioisotope treatments for metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Offering More than Help and Hope
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has come a long way since it was created in May 2004. But one thing that has never changed is our commitment and dedication to our mission – to offer help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments.

PAN Foundation Expands Its Support to Offer Hope to Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema
Washington, D.C., April 23, 2013 – The Patient Access Network Foundation is proud to establish a financial assistance program designed to support the needs of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) patients. “With the approval of new therapies that are resulting in vastly improved vision for patients with diabetic macular edema, patients have a renewed sense of hope and a greater range of treatment options,” explained Patrick McKercher, PAN President. “PAN Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that underinsured patients are able to access these novel therapies to give them the best chance at maintaining a more healthy and productive life.”

On The Horizon: PAN Invests in New Technologies
PAN Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance to patients using a high touch model while utilizing technology to further advance our patient service offerings. Through innovative tools such as our provider and specialty pharmacy portals and electronic signing capabilities, we have streamlined the application process allowing us to maintain an average approval time of one-business day.

Asthma Patients Breathe a Sigh of Relief as PAN Launches a New Financial Assistance Fund
Washington, D.C., March 18, 2013 – Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new financial assistance program for patients diagnosed with Asthma –  PAN’s 7th new financial assistance fund in 2013.

PAN Foundation Launches Co-Pay Assistance Program for Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013 – Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new financial assistance program for patients diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) –  PAN’s 6th new financial assistance fund in 2013.

PAN Foundation Launches Funds to Assist Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients
Washington, D.C., January 31, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of new disease funds designed to assist underinsured patients with inherited cholesterol disorder, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). Patients of this rare but serious condition will now have greater access to life-saving medications because of PAN’s premium and co-pay assistance funds.

PAN Foundation Launches New Travel Assistance Fund to Assist Patients Participating in Radium-223 EAP
Washington, D.C., January 24, 2013 – The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has launched a new travel assistance fund that aims to help patients participating in the Radium-223 Expanded Access Program (EAP). This fund will allow patients to travel to participating treatment facilities without the burden of costs associated with their journey, making the treatment option more viable for patients across the country.

PAN Foundation Launches New Disease Funds to Assist Patients with MRSA and Short Bowel Syndrome
Washington, D.C., January 2, 2013 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of two new funds at the start of the year. Patients with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and Short Bowel Syndrome will now have increased access to live-saving specialty medications through PAN’s financial assistance programs.

A Year-end Message From PAN's President
Dear Friends: As 2012 comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our partners – people like you - whose generosity has allowed Patient Access Network (PAN) to fulfill its mission in providing financial assistance to approximately 50,000 patients this year.

PAN Bids Farewell to Founding Board Member Mike Gerald and Welcomes Norrie Thomas to the Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., December 20, 2012 – This fall, Michael Gerald, Ph.D., a founding Board of Directors of the Patient Access Network Foundation, rotated off as new member Norrie Thomas, Ph.D. M.S., R.Ph. joined the group. We ask you to join us in sending Mike our greatest thanks for his time with us, as well as in welcoming our newest member.
 

PAN Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

Washington, D.C., September 29, 2012 We are pleased to welcome Donald Barone, D.O. and David Borenstein, M.D. to our expanding Board of Directors. The addition of Drs. Barone and Borenstein marks the growth of PAN’s Board from nine to 11 members, comprised of experts in the healthcare, financial and nonprofit sectors.


Patient Access Network and CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy Work Together to Help Patients Access Financial Support
Washington, D.C
., September 14, 2012 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy share the goal of improving patient access to important specialty medications. In support of this goal, the staff at all CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy locations (also known as CVS Caremark CarePlus™ pharmacies) are being trained to use PAN’s Specialty Pharmacy Portal, to help patients quickly access financial support to help them cover those medication costs that may not be covered by insurance.

Patient Financial Access to Medications in Critical Condition - Pharmacy Students Hear from PAN Foundation President
Rockville, MD, May 5, 2012 – Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers are demonstrating sound corporate social responsibility practices through involvement with innovative programs and charitable foundations that provide financially strapped patients with important medications. But one recent speaker let it be known that their game will need to be stepped up even more if current trends prevail.

PAN Participates in National Comprehensive Center Network (NCCN) Effort
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.

PAN Now Offering Financial Assistance to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Washington, D.C., April 6, 2012 - Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is once again offering further support for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients. “PAN is pleased to continue providing assistance and support to the underinsured patients, thus striving to ensure that they have access to (the most recent and) necessary treatments. By reopening this fund, PAN will once again continue assisting underinsured patients with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their medications.” said Pat McKercher, President of Patient Access Network Foundation.

Opening Access to Innovative Therapies – A Message from Patrick McKercher, PAN President
Our mission is our mantra: help underinsured patients access lifesaving medications. Personally, it is a good feeling to participate in the launch of a new disease fund or the rekindling of older ones because it is always a "good news" story. This year alone, we've already announced eight new funds.

PAN Launches New Disease Fund to Assist Patients with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
Washington, D.C.., January 31st, 2012 – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients who are diagnosed with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma.

PAN Now Offering Financial Assistance to Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis
Washington, D.C., January 20, 2012– Today, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced the opening of three new disease funds to assist under-insured Medicare patients with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their medications.

PAN Launches New Disease Funds to Assist Patients with ITP, CIN, PMO, and Bone Metastases
Washington, D.C., January 4th, 2012– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of four new disease funds to assist patients with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatments. Medicare patients diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia (CIN), Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO) or Bone Metastases can now apply for assistance with PAN online, over the phone or through their healthcare provider's office.

A Year-End Message from PAN's President
Being in “the right place at the right time” is a timeworn adage that, while may sound trite, describes my experience this year with the foundation and its mission. I am president of an organization that is experiencing record funding, which allowed us to launch 10 new disease funds for very serious diseases in 2011. As a former board member and the current president, I have had the privilege of observing and participating in PAN’s incredible growth and the honor of being part of our partnerships with donors who share our vision.

PAN Provides Co-payment Assistance for Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MF, PV, ET)
Washington, D.C., November 17, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun providing co-payment assistance to under-insured patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. The covered conditions include Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and Myelofibrosis (MF). Qualified patients will be granted up to $7,500 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment. Patients who earn up to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $73,550 for a family of two, are eligible for assistance.

PAN Hosts Webinar Series for Providers on Accessing Copayment Assistance
Washington, D.C., November 16, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it will host a series of free webinars dedicated to training providers on how to access PAN's assistance. To attend one of these trainings providers may register by clicking here.

PAN Provides Co-payment Assistance for Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)

Washington, D.C., October 31, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) who are receiving dialysis treatment. Qualified patients will be granted up to $4,000 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment. Patients who earn up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $58,840 for a family of two, are eligible for assistance.

Patients Give PAN Extremely High Marks in Latest Survey
Washington, D.C., October 20, 2011 – Patient Access Network (PAN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2011 patient survey. Patients reported very high satisfaction with PAN services and that PAN's assistance significantly increases their ability to comply with their medical regimen.

PAN Encourages Americans to Recognize World Arthritis Day
Washington, D.C., October 12, 2011- The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation supports The Arthritis Foundation and the global ongoing effort recognized today on World Arthritis Day to increase awareness of the many forms of arthritis and to call on individuals and policymakers to take action to reduce the burden of arthritis around the world.

Patrick McKercher Appointed President of Patient Access Network Foundation
Washington, D.C., September 12, 2011– The board of directors of the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of its new president, Dr. Patrick McKercher. McKercher's appointment follows a distinguished career dedicated to the study of patient access issues including significant research of medication therapy procurement barriers.

PAN Launches Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Disease Funds
Washington, D.C., August 26, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Qualified patients will be granted up to $15,000 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment.

PAN to Provide Co-payment Assistance for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Washington, D.C., August 11, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce that it will begin providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with metastatic breast cancer. Qualified patients will be granted up to $7,500 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment. Patients who earn up to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $73,550 for a family of two, will be eligible for assistance.

Patient Access Network Creates Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Fund
Washington, D.C., August 3, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has created a Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer(CRPC) fund to assist underinsured patients with their high out-of-pocket costs. Patients will receive up to $10,000 per year to cover copayments, coinsurances, and deductibles associated with their CRPC medications. Patients who earn up to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $73,550 for a family of two, will be eligible for assistance.

PAN Featured in ASCO Daily News on How Cancer Patients Cope with Care Costs
Washington, D.C., June 22, 2011 – A recent expert editorial in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting newsletter, ASCO Daily News, explores the uncertainty around access to and affordability of appropriate care for many cancer patients in the United States. The editorial highlights that quickly rising out-of-pocket costs for cancer care are driven by both innovation and the ability to do more for patients as well as insurance providers shifting more costs to patients in the form of higher premiums, co-pays and deductibles.

PAN Expands Eligibility for Co-payment Assistance for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Disease Funds
Washington, D.C., June 7, 2011- Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce that it is immediately expanding eligibility for co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. PAN assistance for Hepatitis B and C will now cover household incomes that are below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

PAN Releases New Report on Healthcare Reform and Its Implications on the Underinsured
Washington, D.C., MAY 23, 2011 - Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a report focused on healthcare reform and the anticipated increasing role of co-pay foundations. The report focuses on the changing healthcare landscape across public and private payers and one of the anticipated outcomes; increasing the underinsured.

PAN Encourages Americans to Support Lupus Awareness Month in May
Washington, D.C., May 10, 2011– The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation supports the efforts of the Lupus Foundation of America and other lupus organizations around the globe as they observe Lupus Awareness month in May and World Lupus Day on May 10.

PAN to Now Provide Co-payment Assistance for Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema
Washington, D.C., May 9, 2011– The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has expanded its fund coverage to offer co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). Qualified patients will be granted up to $4,000 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment.

PAN to Provide Co-payment Assistance for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Washington, D.C., April 25, 2011– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Qualified patients will be granted up to $3,500 per year to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with their treatment.

PAN's New Specialty Pharmacy Portal Eases Enrollment for Pharmacists and Provides Quicker Access to Medications for Patients
Washington, D.C., April 21, 2011 – Patient Access Network is pleased to announce the launch of their Specialty Pharmacy Portal (SPP). PAN’s SPP is a best-in-class tool that makes it quick and easy for pharmacists to submit patient enrollments for PAN co-pay assistance, putting patients on the fast track to therapy.

Patient Access Network Offers Assistance to Patients with Thyroid Cancer
Washington, D.C., November 15, 2010.--Patient Access Network (PAN) has begun providing co-payment assistance to underinsured patients with thyroid cancer Qualified patients will be granted up to $1,500 per year to cover the cost of medications for diagnostics and treatment.

Patient Access Network Offers Assistance for Patients with Uveitis
Washington, D.C., October 20, 2010.--Patient Access Network (PAN) has begun providing co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients with uveitis. Qualified patients will be granted up to $4,500 per year to cover the cost of medications related to their treatment.

Faster Access to Therapy for Patients
Washington, D.C., August 23, 2010. Patient Access Network Foundation is pleased to announce launching of the new online application, which will put patients on the fast-track to therapy. The new online application will allow you, as patient or advocate, to initiate an application online without having to wait for signatures.

Removing Expense Barrier Leads to Higher Compliance with Medical Regimen
Patients receiving copayment assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation reported a striking 35 percent increase in their ability to comply with their prescribed medical regimen. Noncompliance is one of the major reasons for failure of medical therapy and disease progression.

Patient Access Network offers assistance for patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO)
On June 22, 2010, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will begin providing co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO).

Study: Millions of cancer survivors put off care
A new study released Monday by the American Cancer Society shows that millions of cancer patients go without needed treatments every year due to financial concerns.

PAN welcomes two new Board members
Patient Access Network is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members– Patrick McKercher , Ph. D. and Michael J. O’Grady, Ph. D.

PAN featured in Wall Street Journal article about the cost of fighting cancer
PAN President, Julie Reynes, spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the enormous cost of fighting cancer, and what organizations like PAN are doing to help patients.

PAN offers assistance for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
On April 1, 2010, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will begin providing co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Qualified patients will be granted $5,000 per year to cover the cost of medications related to their disease.

Patient Access Network opens 5 new funds including Prostate Cancer
Washington, D.C. – Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will expand its services to provide co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients through five new funds--including grants of up to $10,000 per year for prostate cancer patients. The other new funds will provide access to medications for patients with hepatitis B or C, non-kidney solid organ transplants, cytomegalovirus (or CMV), and acromegaly.

PAN Launches New Provider Portal
Washington, D.C. - Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced today that a new Web portal is now available to the thousands of medical providers nationwide who treat patients receiving PAN medication copayment assistance. The portal will improve overall services and make communication between providers and PAN easier and faster.

PAN President Speaks on Importance of Stakeholder Communications
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation President Julie Reynes spoke to leaders of patient assistance programs today on how PAN has used techniques such as stakeholder surveys and improved Web-based tools to create effective communications with PAN’s donors, medical providers and patients.

Medical Providers Give PAN Services 99 Percent Satisfaction Rating
In a recent survey Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation medical providers gave PAN’s medication copayment assistance services high marks – with an overall 99 percent satisfaction rating. PAN announced the survey results today in a live webcast. Please click here to view the slides.

PAN Provider Survey Webcast
Please join us to find out the answer and others at our Web cast featuring the results of our recent survey of PAN’s providers. The live Web cast is Wednesday, October 7 at 11 a.m. EDT. Use this link to sign up now

PAN to Provide Copayment Assistance for Renal Cell Cancer
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today announced that it is opening a new fund to provide copayment assistance to insured individuals being treated for renal cell carcinoma. Effective immediately, eligible patients can receive up to $7500 per year to cover deductibles and copayments for medications to treat this type of kidney cancer, which is the most prevalent type of kidney cancer among American adults.

Recently Unemployed May Qualify for New Copayment Assistance
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced a new copayment assistance initiative designed to help many Americans who have lost their jobs in 2009 but have managed to retain their health insurance coverage.

PAN Offers Faster Phone Service through Voice-Activated Response
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation recently enhanced phone service to patients, medical providers and patient advocates and now offers an integrated voice response (IVR) system that is available both in English and Spanish.

PAN Leaders Hear from Patients, Providers and Advocates at South Carolina Clinic
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation President Julie Reynes and leadership from PAN’s Charlotte call center visited the South Carolina Oncology Associates’ clinic in Columbia on July 30 to hear medication and treatment experiences directly from patients, providers and patient advocates.

Kim A. Schwartz Named to PAN Foundation Board
At its recent board of directors’ meeting, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation named an active nonprofit executive, Kim A. Schwartz, to its governing board for a three-year term. Ms. Schwartz is currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Lung Association.

Patients say costs determining factor in their treatment decisions
Seventy-three percent of insured patients receiving assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation reported that health care costs are influencing their medication and treatment decisions more this year than last. Nearly half of these said that cost is having a “very big” or “big” impact on whether they seek treatment or fill prescriptions.

PAN Announces Higher Grant for Three Diseases
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced that it is immediately raising the grant amounts available to patients receiving copayment assistance for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. The cap for Age-Related Macular Degeneration increased from $2000 annually per patient to $3000.


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