Improving Patient Access to Critical Therapies in the Age of Cost Sharing

Practical Solutions When Facing Cost Sharing: The American Cancer Society's Health Insurance Assistance Service

March 18, 2016

CASE STUDY

This case study from the American Cancer Society (ACS) describes the ACS’s Health Insurance Assistance Service and offers profiles of 2 cases, which describe the challenges of finding adequate and affordable solutions, as well as sharing lessons learned.

Accessing the Cure: Helping Patients With Hepatitis C Overcome Barriers to Care

March 18, 2016

CASE STUDY

This case study from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and Project Inform describes the cost-sharing mechanisms that create significant barriers to accessing new hepatitis C treatments, which require a strong advocate response to improve patient access.

In-Office Dispensing of Oral Oncolytics: A Continuity of Care and Cost Mitigation Model for Cancer Patients

March 18, 2016

CASE STUDY

This case study from the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) focuses on a new dispensary in a moderately sized oncology community practice that prescribes to NCODA’s Quality Standards and outlines the processes developed to assist Medicare patients in accessing their oral cancer medications.

National Psoriasis Foundation: A Patient-Centric Approach to Improve Access to Psoriatic Disease Treatment

March 18, 2016

CASE STUDY

This case study from the National Psoriasis Foundation describes its aim to eliminate access barriers-including cost-through legislative and regulatory advocacy, direct patient assistance programs, and engagement with health insurers.

An Introduction to the Patient Access Network Foundation and AJMC Collaborative Supplement

March 18, 2016

INTRODUCTION

This supplement showcases the winning papers and case studies from the PAN Challenge, which aimed to stimulate a dialogue about how to ease the financial burden and improve the quality of life for millions of patients and their families.