The Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable care for all cancer patients. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active.
We invite you to visit the CPAN Website for exciting and useful information, as well as to learn more on how you can get involved by Clicking Here.
PLEASE HELP US DOCUMENT PATIENT EXPERIENCES
CONCERNING RECEIVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
We are collecting data regarding any issues you, as a patient, encounter that are either really positive
or negative from specialty, mail order, retail and/or in-house physician pharmacies. Our intent is to write a paper to make others aware of issues around patients not receiving prescription medications in a timely manner or the inconveniences or problems associated with trying to obtain oncology related prescription medications. Please be specific as possible in relating your story in order to help us relate the stories to the appropriate sources in order to affect positive change. We will not be publicizing any information regarding your personal information.
These are extremely critical and are used to help educate our members of Congress, as well as payers and related parties that impact how patients receive their care. COA does not share any patient specific data or practice names without the permission of the patient or the practice. Our Patient PBM Horror Stories papers are shown here as examples of issues that patients have encountered trying to get their oral drugs filled by pharmacies and PBMs.
- The Real-Life Patient Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers – Vol. I
- Real Horror Stories of How PBMs Hurt Patient Care – Vol. II
- Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories – Vol. III
- Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories – Vol. IV
- Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories – Vol. V
* Also note that we are not collecting any personal data.
YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING A MEDICARE DRUG PLAN THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
The annual Medicare open enrollment period is underway, having begun on Oct. 15 and extending through Dec. 7. During this period, you can shop for new Medicare policies and even switch from Original Medicare (Parts A and B) to a Medicare Advantage plan or vice versa. Most people don’t change plans, despite studies that repeatedly find they could save money and improve their coverage by doing so. Doing nothing here means you actually are doing something — automatically re-enrolling in your current plan…
Visit assistPoint Website
Visit ACCC Website
Visit NCCN Website
These Patient Resources Below are Provided Courtesy of Pfizer.
Contact Rose Gerber by email Roseg@COACancer.org or visit CPAN’s Website for more information about CPAN.