NONPROFIT MEMBER: Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), founded in 1996, is the nation’s leading direct patient services organization whose mission is to safeguard patients with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating diseases through effective mediation of issues related to access to care and preservation of financial stability.

Patient Advocate Foundation PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

Education & AwarenessResources & Information

PAF Case Management Division

Professional case managers at PAF work with the mission to identify and reduce the challenges that individuals encounter when seeking care for their disease: allow more time to focus on medical recovery, reduce everyday stress compounded by insurance frustration and mishaps, and ensure that financial pressures do not compromise quality care.

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Education & AwarenessResources & Information

Patient Education and Empowerment Department

The main goal of the Patient Education and Empowerment Department is to provide actionable advice and guidance to healthcare consumers that improves their everyday experience with insurance and empowers their actions related to care. We provide resources that address a wide array of topics from medical debt to insurance access and disability benefits.

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Financial Resources

PAF Co-Pay Relief Program

The PAF Co-Pay Relief Program, one of the self-contained divisions of PAF, provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies require.

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Financial Resources

Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund

This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements.

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