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The PAN Challenge

The Patient Assistance Safety Net:
How Many Need Help? How Many Are Helped?

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2017 PAN CHALLENGE
PAN and AJMC® Announce the

2017 Call for Papers

 

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) seek papers that quantify the need for patient assistance and the size of the safety net, and answer the following questions.

 

Need for Patient Assistance

 

For the underinsured population, how many people need financial assistance to pay for the out-of-pocket (OOP) costs associated with their prescription medications? What is the dollar amount of assistance that is needed?

 

Safety Net

 

How large is the current safety net for people who need financial assistance to pay for the OOP costs associated with their prescription medications? How many and what kinds of safety net programs are available? What diseases and medications do they cover? How much assistance do they provide? How many people are unable to get the help they need? Are there factors that limit the reach of safety net programs?

 

PAN Challenge entrants shall:

 
  • » Address either the need for patient assistance or size of the safety net, or both.

  • » Describe the research conducted to analyze and quantify the need for patient assistance and/or the size and characteristics of the safety net.

  • » Identify the population and specific medical conditions researched, if appropriate.

  • » Identify proposed recommendations to address the need for patient assistance and gaps in the safety net.

 

Eligibility

 

The PAN Challenge is open to individuals and teams of individuals who are sponsored by: a) a university or college; b) a department/school within a university/college; c) a health system; d) a nonprofit organization; or e) a for-profit entity. Collaborations are encouraged between organizations; however, one will be designated as the Sponsoring Organization.

 

How to Enter

 

Entrants are required to read the Official Rules for the PAN Challenge. Those interested in submitting an abstract should provide the necessary information included in the Rules by October 31, 2017. All information is submitted to Amy Niles, Vice President, External Affairs, PAN Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Prizes

 
  • » One Sponsor Organization will be selected as the Winner of the PAN Challenge and will receive $10,000.

  • » One Sponsor Organization will be selected as the Runner-Up of the PAN Challenge and will receive $5,000.

  • » Up to three Sponsor Organizations will be selected as Honorable Mentions of the PAN Challenge and will each receive $1,500.

  • » The Winner and Runner-Up will each be given an opportunity to present at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, to be hosted by the PAN Foundation and AJMC®, tentatively scheduled for February 2018.

  • » Papers of the Winner and Runner-Up Sponsor Organizations will be published in a future print and online supplemental edition of AJMC®. Sponsor Organizations of Honorable Mentions may receive recognition and be included in the Supplement.

For more information about the 2017 Call for Papers:

 

 

 

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.