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2013-09-30 12:27:16

New online tools will empower thousands of people touched by cancer as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues. HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) announce the newest resource added to their suite of patient materials geared to help cancer patients as they interact with the new Health Insurance Marketplaces launching on October 1(st). In addition to an updated edition of A...

2013-09-27 12:25:27

Founder of the Patient Advocate Foundation's National Legal Resource Networkis handing the reins over to a new leader HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Formed over 17 years ago by Sheldon Weinhaus and Nancy Davenport-Ennis, the National Legal Resource Network (NLRN) is comprised of our nation's leading health care attorneys who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of patients facing complex healthcare problems resulting from chronic, debilitating...

2013-09-25 12:27:05

Cancer Insurance Checklist will empower thousands of people touched by cancer as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) and a group of 18 partnering cancer and patient advocacy organizations launched today the Cancer Insurance Checklist, a new resource to help people with cancer, a history of cancer, or at risk for cancer choose insurance plans in the new state-based Health Insurance...

2013-09-20 16:23:59

NPAF Encourages Consumers to Download their User's Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces for Information on How to Access Insurance Products WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. News Health, and Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) participated in concurrent Twitter chats in English (#HealthPlans) and Spanish (#OurSalud) yesterday to answer consumer questions about the...

2013-09-18 08:29:30

Recognized by KLAS as Leader NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced it received an 89.4 point enterprise score on the KLAS Enterprise Patient Access report for 2013. In connection with the report, KLAS polled the healthcare provider community to understand thoughts and challenges related to single-vendor strategies versus...

2013-09-10 23:30:36

Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC (APA) announced today that Claudine Nesheiwat, APA’s Director of Operations for Liability Services and recognized industry expert, spoke at the HFMA Northwest Ohio Chapter Educational Conferenence on August 29, 2013 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The conference, “Diving into Third Party Compliance,” provided an opportunity for hospital revenue cycle management professionals to expand their knowledge on how to manage third...

2013-09-10 16:25:11

Coalition of patient advocates and medical professionals commissions study of H.R. 460 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill to protect access to medically necessary treatments for patients with chronic, disabling, and life-threatening conditions would not significantly increase medical insurance premiums according to a study released today by the Coalition for Accessible Treatments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110719/DC37656LOGO-b) The...

2013-09-06 12:24:21

$200 Co-Pay, Annual Increases Create Hidden Costs for Too Many, says NPAF Statistics Show When Co-Pays are Unaffordable, Patients Abandon Treatment SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the hardships certain to be faced by a population of California cancer patients on strained incomes, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice for legislative reform at the state and federal...

2013-09-06 08:23:19

Larry Lanier to Help Direct Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization in Formulating Strategies to Inform and Influence Health Policy at State and Federal Levels; Jason Ranville to Lead Efforts in State Government Relations. WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to healthcare through public policy...

2013-08-23 12:21:19

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), the nation's leading patient advocacy organizations, have collaborated with InsureUStoday.org and developed a comprehensive user's guide to help consumers access insurance products in the forthcoming Health Insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges. The release is in advance of open enrollment, to begin October 1, 2013, with plan...