The WV Lung Cancer CareLine is operated by Patient Advocate Foundation in partnership with the WV Lung Cancer Project with a goal of better meeting the needs of patients receiving or seeking care in West Virginia. The professional CareLine staff work alongside patients, their providers and/or community contacts by providing personalized help to remove insurance and financial access barriers in an effort to improve lung cancer screening and treatment among residents of West Virginia. The WV Lung Cancer CareLine is part of the MedCareLine division operated by Patient Advocate Foundation.
About Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating disease to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor.
Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation assists patients who have been diagnosed with serious illness overcome healthcare access barriers. PAF provides in-depth assistance through personalized case management, financial support, and connection to critical community resources. PAF serves uninsured and insured patients all across the country at no charge to help overcome and resolve insurance-related and financial obstacles that impact care.
Patient Advocate Foundation has been consecutively recognized as a 4 star charity by Charity Navigator, the country’s premier independent charity evaluator. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation and their full mission to improve health access to all patients, visit www.patientadvocate.org
About the WV Lung Cancer Project
The WV Lung Cancer Project seeks to decrease lung cancer mortality and improve the early diagnosis rate of lung cancer among Medicaid Managed Care beneficiaries and high risk populations across West Virginia.
The project is designed to: 1) build awareness of and support for lung cancer screening and 2) link patients with lung cancer to case management support to facilitate access to treatment and navigate financial and/or social barriers to care. The WV Lung Cancer Project is a collaboration among academia, lung cancer serving non-profits, community and healthcare stakeholders, all with the goal of impacting the leading cause of death in West Virginia, lung cancer.
This Project is made possible by the generous support of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation – Bridging Cancer CareTM initiative as a part of the Foundation’s national strategy to reduce the burden of lung cancer among underserved populations.