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Patient Access Network Foundation Opens New Funds for Patients Living with Inherited Retinal Disease

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

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Washington, DC, (February 7, 2018) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened three new assistance funds for patients living with inherited retinal disease. Qualifying patients will be eligible for grants to help cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with their prescribed inherited retinal medications, insurance premiums and required travel costs related to their inherited retinal disease treatment.

“The PAN Foundation is excited to be able to help patients with the out-of-pocket treatment, travel and insurance premium costs related to their inherited retinal disease,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “We are committed to easing patients’ financial burdens so that they can access the critical medications they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their health and quality of life.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Inherited Retinal Disease Programs must be getting treatment for inherited retinal disease; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by their insurance and must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Patients who are eligible for the Inherited Retinal Disease Travel Program must be required to travel more than 20 miles (one way) to receive their prescribed treatment (exceptions to distance requirements are made for patients living in large metropolitan cities). 

PAN’s travel assistance covers approved transportation, lodging and ancillary travel expenses. Qualifying patients will receive a travel debit card and can use that card to make travel arrangements to and from medical treatments.

See below for information related to each program’s assistance amount.



Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s over 60 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

About the PAN Foundation:
The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $3 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

Patient Access Network Foundation Opens New Hemophilia Patient Assistance Fund

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

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Washington, DC, (January 9, 2018) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with hemophilia. Hemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly due to low levels of proteins called “clotting factors.” Qualifying patients are eligible to receive grants for the out-of-pocket costs associated with their hemophilia treatment insurance premiums.

“The PAN Foundation is excited to alleviate the financial strain of the out-of-pocket premium costs for people living with hemophilia,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “Thanks to our generous donors, many patients living with hemophilia will be able to access the treatment they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their health and quality of life.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Hemophilia Premium Assistance Program are eligible to receive $4,500 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for hemophilia; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by their insurance and must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. In addition, patients must fall at or below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 60 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.6 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

Patient Access Network Foundation Opens New Pulmonary Hypertension Patient Assistance Fund

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

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Washington, DC, (January 2, 2018) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries connecting the heart to the lungs. Qualifying patients will be eligible for grants to help cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with their prescribed pulmonary hypertension medications.

“Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, the PAN Foundation is able to alleviate the financial strain of the out-of-pocket treatment costs for people living with pulmonary hypertension,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “The PAN team is committed to easing patients’ financial burdens so that they can access the critical medications they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their health and quality of life.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s Pulmonary Hypertension Assistance Program are eligible to receive $5,300 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for pulmonary hypertension; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by their insurance and must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 60 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.6 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

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Patient Access Network Foundation Opens New Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient Assistance Fund

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

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Washington, DC, (June 16, 2017) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for Medicare patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Qualifying patients are eligible to receive grants for their out-of-pocket costs associated with their prescribed AML medications.

“The PAN Foundation is pleased to support people living with acute myeloid leukemia,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “When people—and their families—receive a diagnosis like AML, the financial implications can be tremendous. We are committed to finding ways to ease those financial burdens, so that people living with acute myeloid leukemia can focus on feeling better, getting through their treatments and hopefully recovering.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s AML program are eligible to receive up to $5,500 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for AML; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

 

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.5 billion in financial assistance to more than 700,000 patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

 

 

 

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Patient Access Network Foundation and MPN Advocacy and Education International Announce New Alliance to Provide Support for People Living With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

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Washington, DC, (February 23, 2017) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and MPN Advocacy and Education International today announced they are launching a new alliance to offer a broad range of support for people living with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Working together, the PAN Foundation and MPN Advocacy and Education International will ensure that people living with MPNs have access to both financial assistance and patient support services, providing them with the holistic support to best manage their disease.

“At PAN, we are committed to decreasing some of the financial burden that patients and families face with diseases like myeloproliferative neoplasms,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “But we know that financial concerns are just part of the challenge. In working with MPN Advocacy and Education International, we can connect patients to additional services like educational symposiums, free webcasts, collateral materials and more.”

According to MPN Advocacy and Education International, myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of rare blood cancers in which the bone marrow becomes overactive, causing the cells to develop and function abnormally. There are three main MPNs: myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia.

“We are excited to launch this alliance with the PAN Foundation, and provide another layer of support for our patients and families,” said MPN Advocacy and Education International CEO Ann Brazeau. “Because MPNs are rare, receiving an MPN diagnosis is particularly stressful. We aim to support the MPN community in any way we can, and by working with PAN we can help remove cost barriers for many patients, allowing them to focus on their health.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s MPN program are eligible to receive up to $12,000 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for MPN; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by their health insurance and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

 

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.5 billion in financial assistance to more than 700,000 patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

 

About MPN Advocacy and Education International:

MPN Advocacy and Education International is dedicated to providing the knowledge, support and resources patients will need as they adjust to living with an MPN through educational symposia in several cities each year, website access, free webcasts of each program, collateral materials and direction to people, resources and other organizations that can help.

 

 

Patient Access Network Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Announce New Alliance to Provide Support for People Living With Multiple Sclerosis

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

Phone: 202-661-8074

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Washington, DC, (February 9, 2017) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) today announced they are launching a new alliance to offer a broad range of support for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Working together, the PAN Foundation and MSAA will ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis have access to both financial and patient support services, providing them with the holistic support needed to best manage their disease.

“While our work at PAN centers on alleviating the financial hardship for patients and families who face diseases like multiple sclerosis, we recognize that financial assistance is only one piece of the puzzle,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “In partnering with MSAA, we can connect patients to additional services and resources, including educational programs, safety and mobility equipment, cooling products, MRI funding, and technology and tools that can help them achieve healthier outcomes.”

According to MSAA, multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system and can potentially injure the nerves themselves. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. An estimated 2.5 million people worldwide are living with MS.

“We are excited that our new alliance with PAN will allow MSAA to expand the services we provide to more people living with MS,” said MSAA President and CEO Gina Ross Murdoch. “An MS diagnosis can be overwhelming not only for the individuals who are diagnosed, but also for their loved ones. Our partnership with PAN will mitigate some of the financial pressures so that patients can focus on how to best manage their disease.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s multiple sclerosis program are eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for MS; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

 

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.5 billion in financial assistance to more than 700,000 patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

About the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America:

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at mymsaa.org), featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; My MSAA Community, a peer-to-peer online support forum; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.

 

 

Patient Access Network Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association Announce New Alliance to Provide Support for People Living With Thyroid Cancer

 

For Immediate Release

PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

Phone: 202-661-8074

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Washington, DC, (January 26, 2017) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (ThyCa) today announced they are launching a new alliance to offer a broad range of support for people living with thyroid cancer. Working together, the PAN Foundation and ThyCa will ensure that people living with thyroid cancer have access to both financial and patient support services, providing them with the holistic support needed to best manage their disease.

“Here at PAN, our goal is to help ease some of the financial stress for patients and families facing diseases like thyroid cancer,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “But we know that financial concerns are just one part of the challenge. In partnering with ThyCa, we can connect patients to additional services and resources, including handbooks and publications, support groups, clinical trial information and more.”

Thyroid cancer, a cancerous tumor or growth located within the thyroid gland, is the most common endocrine cancer, according to ThyCa. Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates over recent years. It occurs in all age groups from children through seniors.

“We are thrilled to work with PAN, and to provide extended support to our patients and families,” said ThyCa Executive Director Gary Bloom. “This alliance will connect us to even more patients in need, expanding the number we are able to help, and hopefully alleviating some of the financial pressures that come with the diagnosis, treatment and management of thyroid cancer.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s thyroid cancer program are eligible to receive up to $12,000 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for thyroid cancer; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

 

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.5 billion in financial assistance to more than 700,000 patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

 

About ThyCa:

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. For more information, visit www.thyca.org.

 

 

Patient Access Network Foundation and Us TOO Announce New Alliance to Provide Support for People Living With Prostate Cancer

 

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PAN Foundation Contact:

Margaret Figley, Director of Communications

Phone: 202-661-8074

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Washington, DC, (January 26, 2017) - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and Us TOO International today announced they are launching a new alliance to offer a broader range of support for the prostate cancer community. Working together, the PAN Foundation and Us TOO will ensure that people living with prostate cancer have access to a combination of educational resources and financial support services to more effectively manage their disease.

 “At PAN, we aim to alleviate some of the financial burden facing patients and families with diseases like prostate cancer,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “Our alliance with Us TOO will help us expand that support beyond financial assistance alone. Together, we can connect patients to additional services, including educational materials and resources, local support groups, information on treatment options and more.”

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in the United States, according to Us TOO. Every year more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostrate cancer, and approximately 30,000 die from the disease. If detected early, prostate cancer is often treatable.

“We are excited to work with PAN and expand the impact of the educational resources and support services we currently offer at no charge to prostate cancer patients and their families,” said Us TOO CEO Chuck Strand. “This alliance helps to address the needs of a growing prostate cancer population in the United States, which is currently more than 2.9 million and is estimated to reach 4.2 million men by the year 2024 as the baby boomer generation ages.”

Patients who qualify for the PAN Foundation’s prostate cancer program are eligible to receive up to $12,000 per year in financial assistance. Eligible patients must be getting treatment for prostate cancer; must reside and receive treatment in the United States; must have Medicare health insurance; and the medication for which they seek assistance must be covered by Medicare and must treat the disease directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal (www.panapply.org), or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. To learn more about PAN’s more than 50 disease-specific programs, visit panfoundation.org.

 

About the PAN Foundation:

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $2.5 billion in financial assistance to more than 700,000 patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.

 

About Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network:

Us TOO International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing educational materials and resources at no charge. The organization was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer. Us TOO develops digital and printed educational materials and support services that include more than 200 volunteer-led support groups, the Us TOO website (www.ustoo.org), online communities, toll-free HelpLine (1-800-808-7866), and the monthly distribution of Hot SHEET newsletter and Prostate Cancer News You Can Use, in addition to educational/awareness events.