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.
(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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.