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PAN Challenge 2016 : PAN Challenge: Health Care Cost-Sharing and Impact on Access to Critical Therapies

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Link: http://www.PANFoundation.org/challenge
 
When Sep 15, 2015 - Jan 1, 2016
Where Washington, DC
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2015
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts Due: September 15, 2015
THE PAN CHALLENGE: Balancing Moral Hazard, Affordability and Access to Critical Therapies in the Age of Cost Sharing
In collaboration with The American Journal of Managed Care


Eligibility
The PAN Challenge is open to individuals and teams of up to four individuals who are 18 years of age or older, at the time of entry. Entrants must be residents of the U.S. and sponsored by (a) a university or college or (b) a health system. Entrants may submit one paper that addresses the questions above for one of the following patient populations:
1. Medicare population, including individuals covered by Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
2. Commercially insured population, including individuals with employer-sponsored insurance or coverage from Qualified Health Plans offered on an exchange or marketplace.
How to Enter
• Entrants are required to read the rules and judging criteria upon registering for the PAN Challenge.
• Entrants can register and submit abstracts from June 1 to September 15, 2015.
• Selected semi-finalists will be asked to submit papers (2,500 to 5,000 words) between October 1 and December 15, 2015.Two winning entries (one entrant per population category) and two runners-up (one entrant per population category) will be chosen from the semi-finalists on January 15, 2016.

Prizes
• Winners’ Sponsor Organizations (one from the Medicare population category and one from the commercially insured population category) will each receive $10,000. Second-place winners’ Sponsor Organizations (one from the Medicare population category and one from the commercially insured population category) will each receive $5,000.
• First-place winners will be given an opportunity to attend and present (one member per winning Entrant; expenses paid) at the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, to be held in Washington, DC, mid-February 2016 (date to be determined).
• First-place winners will be published in a future print and online supplemental edition of The American Journal of Managed Care.

For more information, contact Amy Niles at challenge@panfoundation.org or (202) 661-8073. Visit the PAN Challenge website at http://www.panfoundation.org/challenge.

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