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Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs Threaten an Already Vulnerable Population: An Introduction to the PAN Foundation and AJMC® Collaborative Supplement
March 06, 2018 – Dan Klein, President and CEO, Patient Access Network Foundation
This supplement showcases the winning papers from the PAN Challenge, which aimed to foster conversations about how to rein in out-of-pocket costs to eliminate barriers between patients and their critical medical treatments.
Ensuring Access to Prescription Medications in the Post-ACA Healthcare Access Landscape: The Essential Role of FQHCs in the Safety Net for the Underinsured
March 06, 2018 – Lizheng Shi, PhD, MSPharm, MA; M. Kristina Wharton, MPA, MPH; and Alisha Monnette, MPH
The role of federally qualified health centers is evaluated in serving uninsured patients and providing need-based, reduced-cost prescription medications in the post–Affordable Care Act landscape.
March 06, 2018 – Todd Yezefski, MD; Jordan Steelquist, BA; Kate Watabayashi, BA; Dan Sherman, MA; and Veena Shankaran, MD
Hospitals that used trained financial navigators were able to provide financial assistance for their patients with cancer, providing access to care that would otherwise be unaffordable.
A Descriptive Study of Patients Receiving Foundational Financial Assistance Through Local Specialty Pharmacies
March 06, 2018 – Julia Zhu, MPH, MS; Randall Odebralski, MBA; Safia Boghani, MPH; Clorinda Walley; Frank Koen, RPh; Chad Conley; and Heather S. Kirkham, PhD, MPH
Local specialty pharmacies collaborated with a charitable assistance organization to provide a safety net and to facilitate care for patients with chronic illnesses, allowing them to focus on receiving and adhering to medication, rather than on financial toxicity.