A Closer Look

House Passes Defense Bill with $16 Million for 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. Learn more.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TBI

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 25 on the potential connections between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and certain diseases. Learn more.

New Study Links TBI to Dementia in Veterans

A new study published this week in Neurology found that veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans who have not. Learn more.

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.