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  1. September 29, 2015

    NPAF Encourages Medical Product Developers to Consider Patient Perspective

    In response to an FDA-issue proposed guidance, "Submission, Review in Premarket Approval Applications, Humanitarian Device Exemption Applications, and De Novo Requests, and Inclusion in Device Labeling," the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) highlighted the importance of encouraging developers of all medical products to include more fully the patient perspective on a variety of topics.

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  2. September 28, 2015

    NPAF Holds Advocacy Training in Richmond, VA

    Thirty NPAF volunteers participated in high-level advocacy training this week in Richmond, VA, reviewing legislative and lobbying techniques to advance the patient's voice nationwide. During the two-day event, volunteers attended training sessions and heard from high-level issue and advocacy experts, who also presided over the mock lobbying session in which the event culminated.

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  3. September 24, 2015

    NPAF Encourages Telehealth Services for Patients with Transportation Needs

    Citing lack of transportation as one of the top concerns of the patients served by the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand telehealth services as an important way to ensure that patients get the care they need.

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  4. September 22, 2015

    NPAF Applauds Bill to Bolster Medicare Patients' Hospital Rights

    National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today applauded Congress for passing legislation that will require hospitals to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital.  Called the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act or simply the NOTICE Act, the law requires  hospitals to provide written notification to patients 24 hours after receiving observation care, explaining that they have not been admitted to the hospital, the reasons why, and the potential financial implication.

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  5. July 21, 2015

    NPAF Praises Introduction of the Cancer Drug Coverage Act

    National Patient Advocate Foundation today praised the introduction of the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act by Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-7) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Al Franken (D-MN) in the U.S. Senate.  The bipartisan legislation would make oral anti-cancer medications more affordable for patients by requiring insurance plans that already provide coverage for chemotherapy delivered through an IV to provide comparable coverage for anti-cancer medications given as a pill.

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