The PAN Foundation today announced the launch of a free, four-part financial navigation webinar series to run from June 2021 to March 2022. The webinar series will feature leading subject matter experts and cover important topics for healthcare professionals and advocates looking to assist more patients in accessing needed treatments.
Financial navigation is a well-recognized and supported service in many oncology practices but less developed or absent in other clinical specialties.
Even within cancer settings, barriers to implementation and long-term success of financial navigation services exist, including:
- Need to justify utilization of navigation services and address return on investment
- Need for training and professional development of navigation skills and knowledge
- Need to demonstrate value
“It is undeniable that providing patients with financial navigation services facilitates access to care that would otherwise be unaffordable,” said Dan Klein, PAN Foundation President and CEO. “Our goal in hosting this webinar series is to provide resources to healthcare professionals and patient advocates as they strive to implement or improve financial navigation services at their facility.”
In light of COVID-19’s devastating impact on households across the country, financial navigators will play an increasingly important role in a post-pandemic world. As a safety net organization, the PAN Foundation is invested in the success of financial navigation programs across various healthcare settings.
By attending the upcoming four-part webinar series, healthcare professionals and advocates will acquire the knowledge needed to build the case for establishing or expanding their organization’s financial navigation program and the skills necessary to find and maximize charitable assistance.
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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 nearly 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.
Liz Eckert, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
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