Patient Access Network Foundation Launches New Hyperkalemia Fund
For Immediate Release
PAN Foundation Contact:
Margaret Figley, Director of Communications
Washington, DC, January 11, 2016 - The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation today announced the launch of a new patient assistance program for Medicare patients being treated for hyperkalemia. Qualifying patients are eligible to receive grants for the out-of-pocket costs associated with their prescribed hyperkalemia medications.
“The PAN Foundation is excited to help people living with hyperkalemia by mitigating their out-of-pocket cost for treatment,” said PAN President and CEO Daniel Klein. “We aim to ease patients’ financial burdens so that they can access the treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their health.”
To qualify for assistance from the PAN Foundation, patients with hyperkalemia must have Medicare insurance and it must cover the medication for which they seek assistance. To be eligible, patients also must reside and receive treatment in the United States and have a household income at or below 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($79,650 or less for a family of two).
Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on their behalf, can apply for assistance using PAN’s patient portal (https://www.panapply.org) or by calling 1-866-316-PANF (7263), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Learn more about PAN’s program for hyperkalemia, click here.
For more information about the PAN Foundation, visit http://panfoundation.org.
About the PAN Foundation:
The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $1 billion in financial assistance to more than half a million patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.