In collaboration with The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), PAN hosted its third annual Cost-Sharing Roundtable in Washington, D.C., on February 23, 2018. With the theme, “The Patient Assistance Safety Net: How Many Need Help? How Many Are Helped?,” the Roundtable convened thought leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss the safety net and consequences of financial hardship and out-of-pocket costs for patients.
The event explored cost-sharing challenges faced by Medicare beneficiaries, and the impact of these challenges on healthcare providers and clinical practice. Panelists and speakers discussed short- and long-term policy solutions, and charitable foundation leaders provided insight on recent patient assistance trends and the work they are doing to help patients. With over 175 attendees, the Roundtable also featured presentations from the winners of the 2017 PAN Challenge, which will be published in the AJMC®’s March 2018 supplement. Find articles and panelist interviews here.
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