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Media Summary 2004

2004
Dec 28: News Pro Net released a story regarding hospitalists which included an interview with Beth Darnley of PAF. 
 
Dec. 6: Patient Advocate Foundation was included in an article entitled "Geography and Generic Drugs" that ran in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. 
 
Nov. 8: Patient Advocate Foundation was quoted in the article, "Go For Two" that ran in the US News & World Report. The piece focused on the need for second opinions and provided consumer tips for obtaining optimum reimbursement for such services. 
 
Oct. 22: Patient Advocate Foundation and PAF Patient Assistance Program were featured in The Daily Press, a newspaper covering the Tidewater Virginia area. The article focused on the high cost of insurance co-payments and provided a detailed description of the PAP program along with contact information for readers. 
 
Sep. 23: Patient Advocate Foundation was quoted in the Inside CMS newsletter regarding CMS Drug Demo enrollment. 
 
Sep. 11:Patient Advocate Foundation and PAF Patient Assistance Program were quoted in the The Houston Chronicle regarding CMS Drug Demo enrollment. 
 
Sep. 10:Patient Advocate Foundation and PAF Patient Assistance Program were quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding CMS Drug Demo enrollment. 
 
Sep. 7: Patient Advocate Foundation and PAF Patient Assistance Program were quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding drug costs during cancer treatment. 
 
Sep. 7: The Wall St. Journal ran an article as part of its ongoing series looking at cancer related issues in America. The story focused on the high cost of cancer drugs and difficulties faced by insured Americans who must incur prescription co-payments. 
 
Aug. 9: NBC Nightly News aired a segment on health insurance denials and how they impact patient care. 
 
June 11: PAF CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis was interviewed by Chicago Parent Magazine. The story, which appeared in the Winter 2004 issue, focused on the role of advocates in the healthcare industry, how they can assist patients and the scope of services offered by PAF. 
 
Apr 6: PAF was included in a Boston Globe article regarding healthcare advocacy services. The story focused on the emergence of fee for service "patient advocacy" companies who reconcile medical accounts seeking optimum reimbursement from insurers while charging consumers a percentage of what they recoup. PAF was listed as a cost-free alternative for patients who are experiencing reimbursement difficulties. 
 
Mar. 9: PAF was included as resource for patients in Family Circle magazine. The story, entitled "The Advocacy Advantage," featured PAF as a resource for insurance related access problems. 
 
Feb. 23: The Delaware Online, a local New England web based news journal, published a story regarding a successful transplant suit against Coventry insurance and included quotes from PAF Executive Board member Edward Connette. The article identified Mr. Connette as a Board member and provided a brief description of PAF. 
 
Feb. 2004: PAF was featured in a story that appeared in Reader's Digest entitled "Blindsided: We thought our health insurance had us covered." PAF was the only consumer resource mentioned in the story, which provided a description of available services and contact information.
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Jan. 29: The DesMoines Register, an Iowa newspaper, printed a small article regarding the Iowa State Lobby Day. The article, entitled "Patient Advocates Lobby at Capitol," included a quote from CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis and mention of the PAF district office in Iowa. 
 
Jan. 26: News Pro Net, a broadcasting corporation dedicated to the creation of televised human interest stories, released a consumer health segment to 85 affiliate television stations nationwide. The segment included interviews with both CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis and Connie Slayton of PAF. This segment focused on the issue of hidden provider charges, offering tips to consumers who may be facing this issue. 
 
Jan. 15: The Daily Press, a newspaper covering the Tidewater Virginia area, featured a story entitled "Warner touts medical care effort: Senator to support federal funding" which coincided with Senator John Warner's visit on the previous day. 
 
Jan. 14: PAF was featured on local Tidewater VA news broadcasts by WTKR-TV and WVEC-TV. The healtcare reports focused on the services by PAF and a visit by Senator John Warner. Senator Warner met with case managers and patients while also announcing his support for a $122,000 federal appropriation for the organization. 
 

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