A Closer Look

Medicare One Pager: Use & Share

PAN has received many questions about changes to Medicare coverage of therapy services, so we’ve developed a one pager specifically on changes to Medicare therapy caps and the improvement standard. Learn more.

Parkinson's Action Network Mourns the Loss of John Rehm

(WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014) – The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) and its community of advocates are saddened by the loss of friend and longtime supporter of the Parkinson’s community, John Rehm. Learn more.

Act Now: Urge Your Senators to Support DoD Parkinson's Research

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense appropriations bill, which includes $16 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson's research program – and now the Senate is expected to begin work on its version of the Defense bill on July 15. Learn more.

New One Pager on Medicare Therapy Caps and Improvement Standard

In response to questions we have received about changes to Medicare coverage of therapy services, PAN has developed a one pager to clarify information about Medicare therapy caps and the improvement standard. Learn more.

Congress' 21st Century Cures Initiative: PAN Submits Letter

PAN submitted a letter on the 21st Century Cures patients whitepaper calling for better incentives for the drug industry to invest and move targets through the pipeline for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Learn more.

PAN Sends House Committee Two Letters on Telehealth

PAN recently followed up on request from the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to provide more information on our position on telehealth. This call for information follows a hearing the committee had on telehealth in which Delaware State Director Gary Chard testified. Learn more.

Join Us for Webinar on Building Relationships with Congress at Home

In a little over a month, your Members of Congress will return to your home districts to connect with their constituents. Are you prepared to reach out to them on important issues impacting the Parkinson's community? Learn more.

Senate Begins Work on NIH Funding; House Advances $16 Million for DoD Parkinson's Research

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) has approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 appropriations bill, which includes funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more.

PCORI and NIA to Study Prevention of Injuries from Falls in Older Adults

On June 4, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health announced the research team that will work on a five-year, $30 million study on preventing injuries due to falls. Learn more.

NIH Releases Report on BRAIN Initiative

On June 5, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report outlining the long-term scientific vision of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The BRAIN initiative, launched last year by President Obama, aims to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. Learn more.