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The PAN Challenge

Beyond Charitable Assistance:

Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications


Call for Papers


On behalf of the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care, thank you for participating in the 2016 PAN Challenge Call for Papers. We sought papers that identified sustainable strategies for providing access to critical medications for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (ACA) beneficiaries and proposed ways to reduce or eliminate barriers and disparities that Medicare and ACA enrollees face in obtaining medications to treat life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases.


For more information about the 2016 Call for Papers:


Read the winning and runner-up papers from the 2016 PAN Challenge here.


Call for Case Studies

As part of the PAN Challenge, the PAN Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care sought case studies from patient advocacy and professional groups that evaluated the impact out-of-pocket costs for medications have on patients’ health care utilization, treatment adherence and outcomes. We asked that case studies describe innovative solutions or programs that help educate Medicare beneficiaries and Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollees about ways to mitigate financial toxicity and how to use value-based treatment decision-making in choosing treatment options.  

To read the Case Studies, click here.






For more information about the PAN Challenge, contact PAN Foundation's Vice President of External Affairs Amy Niles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-661-8073.