HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last year, Patient Advocate Foundation's (PAF) professional advocates helped 88,962 patients nationwide with chronic, debilitating and life threatening diseases overcome healthcare obstacles ranging from debt crisis issues to insurance access challenges at no cost to the patient or their caregiver. With an average of nearly 20 individual contacts per case within the case management division, PAF is only able to maintain the level of "high touch" patient interaction through charitable donations.
PAF, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping patients break down healthcare barriers, is pleased to announce that OneRx, LLC, a leading mobile app for comparing medication prices and lowering patients' healthcare costs, has donated $10,000 to support general case management and patient education activities.
"Our organization has provided sustained, personalized services to 741,690 patients, ensuring access to prescribed healthcare since our inception in 1996, and is on track to serve 1,000,000 patients by 2016. Generous support from donors like OneRx, LLC is essential and allows PAF to continue to provide patients with extensive, high quality case management assistance, lessening the burden that serious illness places on patients and their loved ones," Beth Moore, EVP of Program Strategy says.
"It has always been a top priority for us to provide patients with the tools and resources they need to make the best financial decisions for themselves," says Bryan Birch, CEO of Truveris, OneRx, LLC's parent company. He adds, "We believe Patient Advocate Foundation's services are key to helping patients all over the country navigate the financial impact of healthcare and insurance and, as a result, become better advocates for themselves in the future."
For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation case management services visit www.patientadvocate.org/gethelp or call 1 (800) 532-5274. To donate to Patient Advocate Foundation visit www.patientadvocate.org/donate. Patient Advocate Foundation has earned the 4-star 'exceptional' rating consecutively for five years by independent reviewer Charity Navigator.
About Patient Advocate Foundation
Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients who have been diagnosed with serious illness overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources. PAF serves uninsured and insured patients all across the country at no charge to help overcome and resolve insurance-related and financial obstacles that impact care. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation and their mission to improve health access to all patients, visit www.patientadvocate.org or call 1 (800) 532-5274.
Truveris is on a mission to democratize data and access to medications through technology. The company's proprietary software-as-a-service platforms empower clients - ranging from the individual patient to pharmacy benefits stakeholders - with the tools to more effectively & efficiently manage the complexity and rising costs of prescription drugs. Solutions include OneRx®, RxChoice®, TruBid® and COMP™. Truveris launched OneRx in 2015, a leading mobile app that allows users to compare the lowest prescription drug prices at local pharmacies. OneRx has already saved Americans millions of dollars on their medications. Truveris is based in New York and backed by Canaan Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round Capital. For more information, visit Truveris.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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