PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION NEWS

Insurers Must Apply Copay Assistance Toward Your Health Care Costs

Insurance companies must now count copay assistance toward deductibles and out-of-pocket costs. Health and Human Services recently stopped fighting a 2020 federal court ruling that prevents insurance companies from shifting health care costs on patients through copay accumulators. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has worked for years to end copay accumulators, which allowed insurance companies to profit from copay assistance without reducing patients’ financial burdens.

Game, Set, Match: Tennis Buff ‘Smashes’ PH

When Kathryn Buffington was diagnosed with PH, a doctor said she’d never play tennis again. Her response? “Watch me.” Buffington, 73, shares her exercise and medication regimens and positive thinking with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Right Heart Blog.

New Fundraising Walk Among PHA Events in April

A new Pulmonary Hypertension Association fundraising event is coming to South Carolina. The May 4 event in Anderson, South Carolina, is among several PHA fundraising events this spring. Other upcoming walks include O2breathe walks in Southern California and Houston.

Explore PH Advocacy in New Town Hall

Interested in advocating for the pulmonary hypertension community? Learn how to turn your story into a powerful advocacy tool that can make a difference for the PH community. Join PHA’s virtual advocacy town hall on Wednesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. EST.

PHA Continues Oxygen-Access Advocacy With Targeted Event

People with various lung diseases came together Jan. 31 to advocate for supplemental oxygen reform. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association collaborated with the American Lung Association, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and COPD Foundation for a virtual Oxygen Hill Day.

Pediatric, Early Career Research Grants Open

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is accepting applications for two research grants. Apply for the Pediatric Research Award by March 13 or the Early Career Mentored Scientist Award by April 3. PHA will start accepting applications for its Innovation in PH Research Award in March.

PHA celebrates 10 years of accredited care centers

As we begin a new year, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association celebrates the 10th anniversary of its accreditation program for PH Care Centers. Today, there are more than 85 accredited centers, and nearly 20 more applications are under review. Learn more.

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