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Patient Empowerment Series
This webcast series is designed to provide comprehensive educational information to help build patients’ skills when advocating in their own healthcare situations. Built to address the most frequently asked topics requested by patients to PAF’s case managers, this webcast series will deliver actionable advice to every viewer enabling a powerful skill set to avoid the most common barriers in care.
The Patient Empowerment Series will feature advice gained from PAF’s nearly 20 years of case management services, ensuring those facing life threatening, chronic or debilitating illness are equipped to implement successful healthcare strategies on their own behalf. Each session will connect viewers to helpful web-based resource tools and PAF’s comprehensive resource library.
Upcoming Live Sessions
Preventive Benefits – What should you be doing and what to do if you have a positive screening?
May 19, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
This session will help you make sense of the varying guidelines surrounding recommended preventive care, and discuss what should you be doing to protect your health and what provisions are in place relative to insurance reimbursement for preventative services. This session will also discuss possible hurdles that you may encounter when trying to access your preventive benefits; insurance barriers, unexpected costs and your plan’s definition of preventive vs. your provider’s definition. And finally, should your screening reveal a problem what should you do next and how do you navigate the healthcare landscape.
Accessing Disability Benefits
June 16, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
Speakers will explain how to access disability benefits when faced with a chronic or life threatening disease and discuss how disability status impacts eligibility for other services. This session will focus primarily on social security disability benefits with a brief overview of private disability programs. Specific topics will include understanding eligibility guidelines, navigating the application process, overcoming denials and understanding the disability timeline.
Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients
July 21, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
Experts will host a comprehensive conversation about fertility preservation for individuals facing a cancer diagnosis, including what to consider before beginning treatment, engaging your providers in the discussion and understanding what fertility resources and support are available. Finally, this session will provide basic education on insurance coverage and reimbursement options for fertility services.
Understanding Medicare Basics
August 18, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
This basic overview of the Medicare program is perfect for those that are approaching, or those who are already, Medicare-eligible age. Session will include an overview of Medicare plan structure, decisions you need to make during first-time eligibility, how to process your initial enrollment, what to do if you miss your enrollment and what if you are still working. This session will address the most classic Medicare-enrollee, those that are 65 years of age or older.
Your Plan’s Drug Formulary – The Key to Truly Understanding your Medication Benefits
September 15, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
This comprehensive discussion will address the impact of drug formularies on medication access, arming patients and caregivers with critical information. Specific topics will include drug tiers and out of pocket costs, how to locate your individual medications within a formulary, the process by which drugs are added to formularies and what are PBM’s and their role in pharmaceutical access.
Home Health and Nursing Home Benefits
October 20, 2016 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time
Join us for an in-depth look at insurance coverage for home health services and nursing home care. This discussion will specifically address Medicare and Medicaid benefits for healthcare services delivered in the home setting as well as coverage for nursing home care, eligibility requirements for both, coverage limitations and the intersection between the Medicare and Medicaid programs for certain patients. A variety of resources for patients and caregivers will also be provided.
What PAF Services are Available to Help Patients in 2016
Getting to Know PAF's Interactive Resources: How They Can Benefit You
Still Uninsured after Open Enrollment?
Genomic vs. Genetic Testing and What It means to Your Healthcare Options
Clinical Trials: A Pathway to Cutting Edge Treatments
Maximizing Your Coverage & Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits
Financial Barriers - Affording Medications and Prescribed Drugs
Your Options for Accessing Second Options
Insurance Denials - How to Construct your Appeal Submission
Preparing for Open Enrollment - Changing Plans and/or Enrolling in New Insurance
Understanding Workplace Benefits Related to Health
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