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09.18.2014 >> 2014-2015 Scholarship Winners
2014-2015 Scholarship Winners

07.10.2014 >> Message from the CEO -- Issue #3
Case managers help remove barriers for patients including submitting appeals for when patients encounter insurance denials.

05.15.2014 >> Message from the CEO -- Issue #2
Based on our experiences at PAF, we support common-sense solutions through NPAF that recognize the unique nature of medical debt and that make it easier for patients to retain their dignity while experiencing a medical crisis.

04.21.2014 >> Message from the CEO – Issue #1
In this message, PAF CEO Alan Balch discusses the power of one case manager to make a difference in the life of another.

05.09.2013 >> NPAF Hosts Briefing on Capitol Hill Focusing on Specialty Tier Medication
Event illustrates the significant financial and access barriers experienced by patients when needed medications are classified as specialty tiers by their insurance plans

11.21.2012 >> White House Women's Update: Continuing to Grow the American Economy
White House Women's Update: Continuing to Grow the American Economy

10.22.2012 >> Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue to Give Guidance on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue to Give Guidance on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak across the US

10.16.2012 >> Janssen Products Announces Important Updates on Restoring Supply of DOXIL®...
Janssen Products Announces Important Updates on Restoring Supply of DOXIL® Following Recent Drug Shortage

03.15.2012 >> To Stay in the Game, Maintain Your Frame
To Stay in the Game, Maintain Your Frame

02.14.2012 >> GENENTECH STATEMENT ON COUNTERFEIT DRUG LABELED AS AVASTIN® (BEVACIZUMAB) IN THE UNITED STATES
Roche and Genentech have been informed that a counterfeit product, labeled as Avastin (bevacizumab), has been distributed in the United States.

02.11.2012 >> IRS Notice Relating to ACA Insurance Reform Implementation Plans related to Employer Coverage
IRS Notice Relating to ACA Insurance Reform Implementation Plans related to Employer Coverage

02.11.2012 >> HHS, Other Agencies Isssue Final Rule
HHS, Other Agencies Isssue Final Rule

02.11.2012 >> BNAs Health Care Daily Report
BNA's Health Care Daily Report

01.31.2012 >> CDC: Cancer-Screening Rates Fall Short of Goals
CDC: Cancer-Screening Rates Fall Short of Goals

11.17.2011 >> Pfizer Oncology Launches Launch of Lung Cancer Profiles
As part of our ongoing commitment to raising awareness and providing relevant resources to those living with cancer, Pfizer Oncology is pleased to announce the launch of Lung Cancer Profiles.

04.21.2011 >> Voting for the 2011 Breakaway from Cancer Champions begins today!
Voting for the 2011 Breakaway from Cancer Champions begins today!

04.21.2011 >> Have you signed up for the Breakaway Mile?
Have you signed up for the Breakaway Mile?

03.25.2011 >> Better Benefits, Better Health for Young Adults
A year ago, young adults were one of the most vulnerable groups of Americans in the health insurance market. However, since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many of you can now stay on your parent's family plan until you turn 26.

03.24.2011 >> Statement by National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) on the One Year Anniversary of Health Care
March 23 marks the one-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) continues to praise this historic...

03.07.2011 >> BREAKAWAY FROM CANCER® LAUNCHES NEWLY-ENHANCED WEBSITE OFFERING COMPREHENSIVE, TAILORED SUPPORT
As part of its ongoing mission to serve cancer patients, Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® initiative announced the launch of its enhanced website that provides cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers a ‘one-stop shop’ of essential..

02.14.2011 >> VCU Massey First to Combine Targeted Agents to Kill Multiple Myeloma Cells
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have developed a novel treatment strategy for multiple myeloma that pairs two targeted agents to kill cancer cells. The study’s findings, published in today’s edition of the journal

02.10.2011 >> Uninsured Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Continue to Gain Coverage through Affordable Care A
Uninsured Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Continue to Gain Coverage through Affordable Care Act

02.08.2011 >> PAF Opens Office in San Antonio
Patient Advocate Foundation Announces Opening of New Office in San Antonio, TX. Professional Case Management Services Available to Patients in Need of Assistance.

02.08.2011 >> PAF Opens Office in Dare County
Patient Advocate Foundation Opens Office in Dare County, NC; Local RN Tracey Rock Named PAF Director of Outer Banks Operation to Offer Services at No Charge to Outer Banks Patients in Need of Assistance.

02.04.2011 >> PAF Expands Partnership with LIVESTRONG
Patient Advocate Foundation Expands Partnership with LIVESTRONG® to Offer New Access-to-Care Resources for Cancer Survivors. In-Person Case Management Services to be Provided On-Site at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center in Austin, TX.

10.31.2010 >> 10 tips for health insurance open enrollment
By Veronica Chufo The Daily Press October 31, 2010 Wedged in between Halloween and Thanksgiving is health insurance open enrollment season for many employees. That means it's time to review health benefits and pick what plan to enroll in for next yea

10.22.2010 >> PAF Helps Launch Breakaway From Cancer Podcast
Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder and CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation, along with Bo Aldige from Prevent Cancer Foundation, Kim Thiboldeaux from Cancer Support Community, Thomas Sellers from NCCS, and Patrick Dempsey (Dempsey Challenge) participated in th

09.28.2010 >> Personal accounts presented to illustrate changes under new law
Las Vegas Review-Journal 9/28/10 Sebelius, Berkley, Titus promote new health care law Personal accounts presented to illustrate changes under new law By Benjamin Spillman One of President Barack Obama's top advisers headlined an event Monday promo

09.28.2010 >> Obamas health chief says reform bill will expand care
Las Vegas Sun 9/28/10 Obama's health chief says reform bill will expand care By Erin Dostal U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Shelley Berkley met with a crowd of about 100 friendly supporters Monday to discuss benefits of the recently passed health care bil

09.27.2010 >> Not all Dems run from health care law
Politico 9/27/10 Not all Dems run from health care law By Jennifer Haberkorn A handful of House Democrats are taking to the campaign trail in support of the health reform law by framing key provisions as a "Patient's Bill of Rights." Spurred by

09.27.2010 >> These colors do not run
Las Vegas City Life 9/27/10 These colors don?t run By Steve Sebelius If only Congresswomen Dina Titus and Shelly Berkley were able to squeeze all of the 3rd and 1st Congressional Districts respectively into the Henderson multi-generational center o

09.27.2010 >> Health chief says reform bill will expand care
Associated Press 9/27/10 Health chief says reform bill will expand care By Cristina Silva HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care chief said Monday that animosity toward health care reform will continue to wane as insured and un

09.23.2010 >> HHS Posts Summary of Reform Act Provisions That Take Effect Thursday
www.healthcare.gov September 22, 2010 September 23, 2010 represents a new day for American consumers in our health care system. This is the day that a series of new rights, benefits, and protection

09.23.2010 >> Summary of New Health Reform Law
From Kaiser Family Foundation On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the comprehensive health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The summary reflects provisions of the new law, and changes made by subseq

08.19.2010 >> 2011 Reassignment of Low-Income Subsidy Beneficiaries in PDPs
Michael Crochunis, Acting Director Medicare Enrollment and Appeals Group, CMS In early October, CMS will conduct reassignment of certain beneficiaries eligible for the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS). CMS will carry out all reassignments, including th

08.13.2010 >> Presidential Proclamation--75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act
The White House Office of the Press Secretary On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act to protect ordinary Americans "against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age." Our Nation was entr

08.12.2010 >> Patient Advocate Foundation Opening Larger National Facility
National Health Care Leaders and Elected Officials Join Patient Advocate Foundation in Opening Larger National Facility to Meet Increased Staffing, Patient Service Demands

08.10.2010 >> Prescription Drug Cost Relief to More Than 750,000 Medicare Beneficiaries
Prescription Drug Cost Relief to More Than 750,000 Medicare Beneficiaries;Affordable Care Act Offers One-Time, $250 Rebate Checks for Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries in the Medicare Part D Donut Hole Tuesday, August 10, 2010 www.healthcare.gov Toda

07.30.2010 >> Presidential Proclamation
Patient Advocate Foundation is pleased to share the presidential proclamation recognizing today as the 45th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and highlighting the important contributions these programs have made.

07.29.2010 >> PAF Announces Additional Support for the CPR Program Serving Prostate Cancer Patients
Co-Pay Relief Program Provides Direct Financial Support for Pharmaceutical Co-Payments to Insured Patients in Medical and Financial Need WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2010) –Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) – a national non-profit organization that s

07.29.2010 >> President Obama in HealthCare.gov Video
A new video featuring President Obama and HealthCare.gov went live this morning. Watch the video now by visiting: http://www.webmd.com/obama-health-care-072010

07.23.2010 >> Patients will find it easier to appeal denials
Patients will find it easier to appeal the denials of health insurance claims under rules issued Thursday by the Administration. The regulations guarantee consumers the right to appeal claims denials -- directly to their insurers and then, if necessary, t

07.23.2010 >> New drug Jevtana (Cabazitaxel) approved for metastatic Prostate cancer
The NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer have been updated to include cabazitaxel with steroids as an option under systemic salvage therapy of metastatic castration-recurrent prostate cancer (category 1 designation). Cabazitaxel given with prednisone has b

07.15.2010 >> Prevention Fact Sheets from Healthcare.gov
Posted July 14, 2010 Surgeon General Regina Benjamin http://www.healthcare.gov/news/blog As a doctor who has cared for patients of all ages, I’ve seen the power of prevention in action

07.07.2010 >> PAF Interviewed in The Virginian-Pilot
Hampton group helps those lacking health insurance By Amy Jeter The Virginian-Pilot © July 4, 2010 May was shaping up to be a bad month for Cindy Jones. She felt worn out by years of three-hour chemotherapy sessions, taken ever

07.01.2010 >> The Administration Launches HealthCare.gov
Today, the Administration launched HealthCare.gov, a new online tool to connect consumers with information and resources to help them access quality, affordable coverage. Please see the White House blog post and HHS press release below for more details, a

06.25.2010 >> First Lady Launches President’s Council on Fitness
First Lady Launches President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Mrs. Obama joins Washington, DC-area kids to unveil expanded mission of Council, introduce 2010 Council Co-Chairs and Members WASHINGTON, DC – Today, First Lady Michelle O

06.21.2010 >> AMGEN Sponsors 2010 Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb
AMGEN SPONSORS 2010 BOB COOK MEMORIAL MT. EVANS HILL CLIMB TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BREAKAWAY FROM CANCER® LONGMONT, Colo (Jun XX, 2010) – Amgen has signed on as a lead sponsor of the 45th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb cycli

06.08.2010 >> Breakaway from Cancer Inspires A
Striking the Balance: Community Experts Come Together for High-Level Dialogue on Cancer Care Advocacy Leaders, Renowned Physicians, And Actor Patrick Dempsey Spur Dialogue And Inspire Action In First-Of-Its-Kind Roundtable Event CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNews

05.21.2010 >> CMS Answers on Generic Drug
This memorandum addresses questions CMS has received concerning 2011 bid submissions and the new provision regarding coverage for generic drugs in the coverage gap recently enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) (PPACA),

05.13.2010 >> Impact of Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act will have an immediate impact on more than 1.2 million Americans. The White House conducted a conference call announcing extended health care coverage for young adults under this new Act. A brief summary of the conference's h

04.28.2010 >> Patient Protection and Affordabl
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides that health coverage under an employee's children under 27 years of age is now generally tax-free to the employee, effective March 30, 2010. The Internal Revenue Service announced today that these

04.28.2010 >> Affordable Care Act Timeline
Implementation of the timeline reflecting the Affordable Care Act has been released. The timeline outlines when the changes specified by the Affordable Care Act will be in effect. View the Timeline

04.20.2010 >> Anniversary of the First Nationa
On April 8, 1987, the U. S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 119 designated the third week in April as "National Minority Cancer Awareness Week." It has now been 23 years since I approached Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Representative Mervyn Dymally

04.05.2010 >> Healthcare Reform and You
The Whitehouse has posted multiple statements outlining how Health Reform will affect Americans.

03.08.2010 >> PAF Unveils New Underinsured Dir
Online Tutorial Supported by a Publication to Assist Underinsured Consumers in Locating Important Resources for Financial Relief View the complete press release

02.23.2010 >> PAF Named in LCD Assist by CMS
CMS notes on their website that the PAF case management division directly assists patients and providers with navigating and interpreting the coverage that Medicare provides to their beneficiaries. PAF’s goal is to share this individual case resolution

01.22.2010 >> PAF on Dateline NBC This Sunday
Patient Advocate Foundation is pleased to announce that Dateline NBC aired a segment featuring PAF and Richard Crusoe, a PAF patient on Sunday, January 24, 2010. This segment featured three patients to include Mr. Crusoe’s challenges

01.20.2010 >> PAF Welcomes Former NASCAR Team
Jon Sands to Develop and Oversee Marketing and Strategic Partnership Initiatives for Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization WASHINGTON (January 20, 2010) - The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization providing m

01.15.2010 >> PAF Urges Assistance for Haiti
As our Haitian neighbors confront a devastating situation recovering from the earthquake, each of us may want to help in our own special way. The following is an announcement we received today from the White House Press Office announcing specific opportun

01.06.2010 >> Celebrating a Second Chance at L
Celebrating a Second Chance at Life is a symposium for bone marrow, stem cell and cord blood transplant survivors and their loved ones. It will be held March 20 - 21, 2010 in Boston, MA and is sponsored by BMTinfonet.org.

11.25.2009 >> CDC: H1N1 and Cancer Patients
CDC announces the debut of www.cdc.gov/cancer/flu, a new resource targeted toward cancer patients and survivors. Living with cancer increases a person’s risk for complications from having the f

11.20.2009 >> PAF/NPAF Statement on Mammograph
WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2009) – Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national, non-profit organization that provides case management services to patients diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating diseases. Last year, PAF served 48

11.05.2009 >> PAF featured in AARP Magazine
PAF case manager Margie and patient Theresa Rattei were the focus of the AARP Magazine article The Health Claim Game written by Caroline E. Mayer for the November & December 2009 edition. It happens 500,000 times a day: an insurance company deni

10.23.2009 >> PAF Board Member Venus Ginés
PAF Board Member Venus Ginés participates with First Lady Michelle Obama in event to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to focus attention on the importance of healthcare for women.

10.20.2009 >> FDA Approves Gardasil
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oct 16, 2009 Merck & Co., Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gardasil [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant] for u

10.06.2009 >> Recovery Act Funding from White
PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES RECOVERY ACT FUNDING FOR GROUNDBREAKING MEDICAL RESEARCH $5 Billion from Recovery Act Will Fund 12,000 Grants and Speed Scientific Discoveries in Every State From the Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release - S

10.06.2009 >> Recovery Act Fact Sheet
Recovery to Discovery: $5 Billion Recovery Act Investment in Scientific Research and Jobs FACT SHEET From Office of the Press Secretary, The White House For Immediate Release - September 30, 2009

09.19.2009 >> CNN asks PAF about Medical Bills
CNN's Health Section posts article "How to prevent a medical bill disaster" by Meryl Davids Landau that asks PAF's Erin Moaratty what patients can do about their medical bills. Read complete article

08.17.2009 >> PAF CPR Program Gets Funding
NEWPORT NEWS (January 26, 2009)- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce the expansion of co-payment assistance funding for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis C and chronic pain. V

08.14.2009 >> PAFs CPR Receives New Funding
Co-Pay Relief Program is pleased to announce that additional funding has been received to serve our multiple myeloma and MDS patients! Read the complete announcement

08.12.2009 >> FDA Helps Patients with Access t
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published two rules today that seek to clarify the methods available to seriously ill patients interested in gaining access to investigational drugs and biologics when they are not eligible to participate in a clinica

08.10.2009 >> PAF Partners with CaringBridge
Free, Personalized Websites Connect Loved Ones During Serious Health Event NEWPORT NEWS, VA (August 10, 2009) – Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) today announced a partnership with CaringBridge, a charitable nonprofit organization providing free, pri

07.07.2009 >> AMGENs Denosumab - Great Result
DENOSUMAB DEMONSTRATES SUPERIORITY OVER ZOMETA® IN PIVOTAL PHASE 3 HEAD-TO-HEAD TRIAL IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS WITH BONE METASTASES Denosumab Significantly Delayed the Time to the First Skeletal Related Event and Significantly Reduced First and Subse

06.24.2009 >> PAF Patient Interviewed on CNN
PAF Patient Priscilla Minter was interviewed by Kyra Phillips on June 24th, 2009 on CNN about reforming helath care. Priscilla Minter has colon cancer and speaks her medical expenses.

04.29.2009 >> PAF Patient Data Analysis Report
Report Finds an Alarming Number of Chronically Ill Patients – Over 93 Percent - Reporting Medical Debt Crisis Issues in 2008 Have Some Form of Insurance New trend findings of "underinsured" patients based on successful resolution of more than 48,000

04.21.2009 >> Off-Label Drugs: What You Need t
Dr. Clancy's Corner: Navigating the Health Care System Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), offers brief, easy-to-understand advice columns for consumers to help navigate the health care system. I

03.19.2009 >> Special Report:Americans at Risk
In the report Americans at Risk: One in Three Uninsured, Families USA examines the number of uninsured Americans, who they are,and how long they are uninsured. We also discuss the major underlying reasons for the growth in the number of uninsured.

03.17.2009 >> NPAF Hails Rockefeller for Pre-e
National Patient Advocate Foundation Hails Senator Rockefeller, Representative Courtney for Introducing Preexisting Conditions Bill, Ensuring Patient Access to Health Coverage Rockefeller-Courtney Bill Will End Insurance Coverage Exclusions for Preexi

03.06.2009 >> Obama to Lift Ban on Stem Cell
By Rob Stein Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 6, 2009; 3:52 PM President Obama is planning to sign an executive order on Monday rolling back restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, according to sources close t

03.04.2009 >> PAPs Lessening Burden on Nurses
Written by Rosemary Frei Oncology Nursing News March 04 2009 Cancer-drug manufacturers help patients and nurses untangle cost, reimbursement, and side-effect management issues The development and marketing of popular but very expensive ca

02.27.2009 >> Gary Miller, a PAF patient
In 2006, 54-year-old Gary Miller, a self-employed house painter from San Diego, CA, underwent a prostate screening test that showed elevated levels. He underwent a series of tests and biopsies over the next two years, and in January 2008, he was official

02.21.2009 >> Cancer survivor will ride victor
S.D. man to take part in bike race tomorrow By Angela Lau San Diego Union Tribune 2:00 a.m. February 21, 2009 ESCONDIDO — Gary Miller lost his prostate to cancer a year ago, but he'll enjoy a symbolic mile of glory tomorrow when he crosses the

01.21.2009 >> ACHA Alert regarding Young Invincibles
The American College Health Association has issued an action alert for ACHA Members in AR, AZ, DE, FL, IA, ID, KS, KY, MA, ME, MI, MT, NJ, NM, ND, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, WA, WV, and WY. Tell the Senate Finance Committee that America's college students cann

01.07.2009 >> Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded
NIH Grantees Win 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Telomere Research Tuesday, October 6, 2009 From the NIH The 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine is shared by three grantees of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): Elizabeth H

12.03.2008 >> PAF Board Member in the News
Venus Gines, founder of a national Hispanic and Latino breast cancer organization, Dia de la Mujer Latina, and a member of the Executive Board of Patient Advocate Foundation, was featured on the ABC News website.

11.07.2008 >> Election Day Brings Major Change
By Arent Fox LLP - The election of Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th President of the United States and the widely anticipated shift toward a more Democratic Congress will bring major changes to domestic and foreign policy, which will have a major effe

09.25.2008 >> PAF Featured in WSJ.com
By Anna Mattews - The Wall Street Journal - September 25, 2008 Battling a health insurer when it refuses to cover certain treatments can be aggravating and time-consuming. But if you choose to join the growing number of people who are appealing coverag

09.23.2008 >> CMS ANNOUNCES 2009 MEDICARE Info
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $96.40 in 2009, the same as the Part B premium for 2008. This is the first year since 2000 that there was no increase in the standard premium over the prior year.

09.03.2008 >> CDC Awards PAF with 5 Yr Grant
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards Patient Advocate Foundation a Five Year Grant to Assist Cancer Patients from Underserved Populations Nationwide NEWPORT NEWS, VA (September 3, 2008)--On August 30, 2008 the Department of Health and Huma

11.28.2014 >> PAF’s CPR Program Launches Lipodystrophy Disease Silo
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