HAMPTON, Va., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation's (PAF) professional case managers were recently honored by Dorland Health, a division of Access Intelligence, with a Case In Point Platinum Award recognizing outstanding case management organizations making a difference in today's complex healthcare system by ensuring the system is patient- and family-centric, safe and effective.
The fourth annual awards program held at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. on May 7, highlighted the innovative and creative work across the healthcare system that is improving access, promoting wellness and ensuring safe transitions of care through effective care coordination across the care continuum.
PAF's professional case managers were awarded for their service as as active liaisons between patients and their insurer, employer and creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis of a chronic, life-threatening or debilitating disease, at no cost to the patient.
PAF has worked to assure access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability since April 1996. In fiscal year 2011-2012, PAF served 127,808 patients, a 44 percent increase from the previous year, negotiated over $26.3 million in debt relief and made 1,418,219 contacts on behalf of patients.
The Case In Point Platinum Awards Program, like no other awards program in the industry, provides a public platform to recognize the work being done in the area of care coordination and case management.
A complete list of award winners and honorable mentions can be found on the Dorland Health website: http://www.dorlandhealth.com/Case-In-Point-Platinum-Awards/2013-finalists/. The special print edition of industry-leading magazine Case In Point spotlights the award winners and honorable mentions can be viewed here: http://accessintelligence.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vcip13/i5/p0
About Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF):
PAF is a national non-profit organization, established in 1996, that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease. Patient Advocate Foundation has been consistently rated as a 4-star "exceptional" charity by Charity Navigator, the foremost independent evaluator of charities in the United States. Please visit www.patientadvocate.org
SOURCE Patient Advocate Foundation