The PAN Foundation today announced that they have joined the advisory board of the Alliance for Connected Care to advance advocacy strategies related to the value of telehealth.
Both organizations advocate for telehealth policies that will expand access to care and maintain continuity of care for all patients, particularly those in rural or underserved areas.
Since its formation in December 2013, the Alliance for Connected Care (the Alliance) has helped to raise the profile of telehealth and remote patient monitoring among policymakers and advocated for reduced legal and regulatory barriers to improve access to care through these services.
“Telehealth services took center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting how technology can increase access to care, regardless of location. We support permanent telehealth policies, including audio-only services, to increase equitable access for all,” said PAN President and CEO Kevin L. Hagan. “We are proud to join the Alliance’s advisory board and support their efforts to push for policies that ensure continued access to telehealth services.”
The Alliance believes that all healthcare providers should be able to provide high quality care through telehealth technology and receive appropriate compensation for the delivery of telehealth services.
“We know that telehealth connects patients in need with high quality healthcare, and our goal is to ensure that laws and regulations meet the needs of both patients and providers, creating equitable guidelines regardless of location that safeguard everyone involved,” said Alliance Executive Director Krista Drobac. “We’re thrilled to have the PAN Foundation join our advisory board and amplify this important advocacy work.”
Read more about PAN’s position on telehealth and our other policy positions.
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since 2004, we have provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at panfoundation.org.
About the Alliance for Connected Care
The Alliance for Connected Care (the Alliance) is a 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to improving access to care through the reduction of policy, legal, and regulatory barriers to the adoption of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring. Our members are leading companies from across the health care and technology spectrum, representing health systems, health payers, and technology innovators. The Alliance works in partnership with an advisory board made up of a distinguished group of patient and provider advocacy organizations who wish to better utilize the opportunities created by telehealth.
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