Our steadfast commitment to compliance allows us to continue our vital work: connecting hundreds of thousands of people with the healthcare they need.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Its mission is to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatment they need by paying for their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability. As the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has stated, “Patient assistance programs (PAPs) have long provided important safety net assistance to . . . patients, many of whom have chronic illnesses and high drug costs.” In accomplishing its mission, the PAN Foundation is committed to full compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations and government guidelines.
In recent years, various governmental entities, such as the OIG of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have issued guidance related to the operation of PAPs, such as the PAN Foundation. Among these guidance documents are an OIG Special Advisory Bulletin, Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin and various Advisory Opinions. The PAN Foundation endeavors to operate in full compliance with these guidance issuances.
Accordingly, the PAN Foundation has adopted and implemented a comprehensive compliance program to ensure that it fully meets its legal, ethical and fiduciary obligations. This program incorporates the seven core elements identified by the OIG as necessary for an effective compliance program. If a PAN Foundation employee, contractor or other stakeholder has a compliance-related concern or issue, they are encouraged to report it for review and appropriate action by the PAN Foundation compliance department. Click here to view PAN's Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Chief Compliance Officer, Tom Herrmann:
Manager of Compliance, Melissa Kuhta: