OIG Advisory Opinions and Bulletins

The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issues advisory opinions and advisory bulletins outlining how independent charitable patient assistance foundations can operate and still maintain compliance with federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. In 2007, the PAN Foundation received its original OIG Advisory Opinion stating that we can provide cost-sharing assistance to Medicare Part D patients. PAN received an OIG Modification Letter in 2015 acknowledging our compliance with key disease fund requirements.

Patient assistance programs have long provided important safety net assistance to…patients, many of whom have chronic illness and high drug costs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

PAN’s OIG Advisory Opinions and Advisory Bulletins

All referenced documents are also available on the OIG website under Advisory Opinions and Special Advisory Bulletins.