The PAN Challenge
The Patient Assistance Safety Net:
How Many Need Help? How Many Are Helped?
2017 PAN CHALLENGE
PAN and AJMC® Announce the
2017 Call for Papers
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) seek papers that quantify the need for patient assistance and the size of the safety net, and answer the following questions.
Need for Patient Assistance
For the underinsured population, how many people need financial assistance to pay for the out-of-pocket (OOP) costs associated with their prescription medications? What is the dollar amount of assistance that is needed?
How large is the current safety net for people who need financial assistance to pay for the OOP costs associated with their prescription medications? How many and what kinds of safety net programs are available? What diseases and medications do they cover? How much assistance do they provide? How many people are unable to get the help they need? Are there factors that limit the reach of safety net programs?
PAN Challenge entrants shall:
» Address either the need for patient assistance or size of the safety net, or both.
» Describe the research conducted to analyze and quantify the need for patient assistance and/or the size and characteristics of the safety net.
» Identify the population and specific medical conditions researched, if appropriate.
» Identify proposed recommendations to address the need for patient assistance and gaps in the safety net.
The PAN Challenge is open to individuals and teams of individuals who are sponsored by: a) a university or college; b) a department/school within a university/college; c) a health system; d) a nonprofit organization; or e) a for-profit entity. Collaborations are encouraged between organizations; however, one will be designated as the Sponsoring Organization.
How to Enter
» One Sponsor Organization will be selected as the Winner of the PAN Challenge and will receive $10,000.
» One Sponsor Organization will be selected as the Runner-Up of the PAN Challenge and will receive $5,000.
» Up to three Sponsor Organizations will be selected as Honorable Mentions of the PAN Challenge and will each receive $1,500.
» The Winner and Runner-Up will each be given an opportunity to present at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, to be hosted by the PAN Foundation and AJMC®, tentatively scheduled for February 2018.
» Papers of the Winner and Runner-Up Sponsor Organizations will be published in a future print and online supplemental edition of AJMC®. Sponsor Organizations of Honorable Mentions may receive recognition and be included in the Supplement.
For more information about the 2017 Call for Papers:
2016 PAN Challenge:
2015 PAN Challenge: