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PAF Webinars

Hosted by expert case managers, PAF’s webinars feature topics that address common areas of confusion for patients, caregivers and providers. Webinars are provided free of charge and available to those who pre-register.

Patient Empowerment Series

This webinar series is designed to provide comprehensive educational information to help build patients’ skills when advocating in their own healthcare situations. Built to address the most frequently asked topics requested by patients to PAF’s case managers, this webinar series will deliver actionable advice to every viewer enabling a powerful skillset to avoid the most common barriers in care.

The Patient Empowerment Series will feature advice gained from PAF’s nearly 20 years of case management services, ensuring those facing life threatening, chronic or debilitating illness are equipped to implement successful healthcare strategies on their own behalf. Each session will connect viewers to helpful web-based resource tools and PAF’s comprehensive resource library.

Upcoming Live Sessions
Each session is available at 12:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

 What PAF Services are Available to Help Patients in 2016
This session is perfect for all patients, caregivers, advocates and providers as it includes details on the specific help that PAF offers to patients across our patient services divisions.  The session will be divided into sections that discuss PAF’s Financial Programs, Case Management support services, and Educational Resources. 

Still Uninsured after Open Enrollment?               
This webcast will take a look at access options for those that are currently uninsured, including ways to reduce costs.  We also will dig deep into what services are actually offered to the uninsured through healthcare facilities and programs including state and local health departments, free clinic networks, hospital emergency departments and pharmaceutical manufacturer free drug program.

This session is sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Genomic vs. Genetic Testing and What It Means to Your Healthcare Options
This session will help you understand the differences between these terms, as well as understand what might be appropriate testing in their situation.  Discussion will also build an understanding of personalized medicine and targeted therapy options.

Clinical Trials:  A Pathway to Cutting Edge Treatments
Why clinical trials are an important tool for patients in today’s arsenal of emerging disease care? Discussion on common misperceptions surrounding clinical trials, benefits of participation, and how to begin searching and screening/enrolling into a trial.

Current Library of Patient Empowerment Series
Each session is available on-demand for instant access.

Maximizing Your Coverage & Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits
Avoid common roadblocks to care by exploring and using the benefits you are entitled to under your plan language.

Financial Barriers - Affording Medications and Prescribed Drugs
From co-pay programs to educational resources, learn more about your available options for balancing out-of-pocket medication costs.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Celgene-logo.pngYour Options for Accessing Second Opinions
Explore the benefits and options of seeking coverage for second opinions and subsequent treatment. This session is sponsored by Celgene

Insurance Denials – How to Construct your Appeal Submission
Discover your next steps after you’ve been denied treatment coverage, from formatting your appeals letter to what to expect during the appeal process.

Preparing for Open Enrollment - Changing Plans and/or Enrolling in New Insurance
Review the finer details of annual open enrollment including information about employer-based and marketplace general enrollment, fees, and deadlines.

http://www.patientadvocate.org/images/content/astellas_logo.pngUnderstanding Workplace Benefits Related to Health Employers offer many different types of benefits that complement your base pay.   Become familiar with typical options that exist  in the workplace and federal protections designed to protect those diagnosed with a serious illness. This session is sponsored by Astellas US LLC

Getting to Know PAF's Interactive Resources: How They Can Benefit You
Discover PAF’s collection of free interactive resources including our publication library, mobile apps, and our comprehensive Underinsured and Uninsured Resource Directories.

Additional Webinars by PAF
Each session is available on-demand, for instant access.

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