Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.
About Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific is committed to helping advance the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases by focusing on the development of less invasive devices and procedures. We have developed the first device to treat adult patients with severe asthma. Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the Alair™ System is a safe outpatient procedure clinically proven to provide long-lasting reduction in exacerbations. 79% of patients treated with BT had a significant improvement in their asthma-related quality of life.
Bronchial Thermoplasty CareLine
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) has partnered with Boston Scientific to assist patients with access to Bronchial Thermoplasty. PAF has been providing case management services to patients who are facing healthcare access issues as a result of a chronic, life threatening or debilitating diseases since 1996.
The major focus of the Bronchial Thermoplasty CareLine team is to:
- Support patients in their pursuit of insurance coverage for BT
- Assist with appeals specifically directed toward:
- experimental or investigational denials
- medical necessity denials
- out-of-network benefits
- Provide direct insurance appeals assistance with denials that involve access to prescribed care – including all levels of appeals available to a member (i.e. state & federal appeals as appropriate)