aims to expand care for Hepatitis C patients by offering a new
toll-free CareLine providing personalized case management support.
Va., Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
– a national, non-profit organization providing professional case
management services to patients facing healthcare access issues, is
pleased to announce the launch of a new Hepatitis C CareLine, providing
individualized, sustained assistance to patients diagnosed with
Hepatitis C. The CareLine will provide help to patients across the
country to resolve healthcare access and insurance issues, at no charge
to the patient.
This new program joins Patient Advocate Foundation’s existing suite of
CareLine programs, furthering PAF’s commitment to helping patients with
chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illness navigate the
healthcare industry. In 2013, Hepatitis diagnoses ranked in PAF’s top
ten list of diseases reported by patients seeking help through the case
management team. Through the Hepatitis C CareLine, dedicated case
managers will serve as a direct resource for Hepatitis C patients
assisting them with benefit coordination, educational and financial
resources, help accessing the latest available treatment, navigation
through the appeals and reimbursement processes, as well as other
patient services. This new program joins Patient Advocate Foundation’s
existing copayment support for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C patients
offered through its Co-Pay Relief program.
“Patient Advocate Foundation is committed to helping Hepatitis C
patients maintain financial stability while consistently accessing
needed treatments and prescribed medical care,” says PAF CEO, Alan
Balch, Ph.D. “By directly connecting Hepatitis C patients with the
correct resources and negotiating on their behalf, we believe PAF can
make a difference for patients in the Hepatitis C community.”
Any patient or medical provider interested in learning more about
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Hepatitis C CareLine should call
800-532-5274 or visit hepatitisc.pafcareline.org/.
The CareLine will offer live service to patients Monday through
Thursday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM ET and Friday from 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM ET.
Bi-lingual case managers are available to assist Spanish speaking
For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation and their
mission to improve healthcare access to all patients, please visit www.patientadvocate.org.
About Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that
seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access
to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial
stability. PAF services are available to all patients, patient families,
and medical professionals without charge. Patient Advocate Foundation
serves patients from all 50 states, and has physical locations at many
of the top patient referral states including Texas, Florida, California,
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