A session on “Insurance Challenges: Finding Coverage for PH Therapies” will be presented at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium, which takes place from Sept. 5-7 in Washington, D.C. The PHPN Symposium provides continuing education credits for sessions on the latest PH treatment and research for health care professionals. This year’s theme is “Influencing the Practice: The Art and Science of Treating Pulmonary Hypertension.”
Health care professionals who attend will appreciate learning more about this always top-of-mind issue for those affected by PH and their caregivers who struggle to traverse the seemingly endless road to treatment reimbursement.
This session was inspired by an article from a recent issue of PHA’s quarterly journal Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, “The Burden of Prior Authorization for Pulmonary Hypertension Medications: A Practical Guide for Managing the Process” by Anna M. Brown, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP-PC, and PHPN Section Editor Traci Housten, R.N., M.S. The thoughtfulness and relevance of this topic inspired the PHPN Symposium planning committee to dedicate a breakout session at the 2019 Symposium to insurance topics. Housten will be joined by Laura J. Nowicki, R.N., to co-present.
Due to popular demand, this year’s PHPN Symposium will also feature pediatric PH topics during every breakout session time block. Interest in the pediatric PH field has consistently grown through the years and, as a result, PHA will offer informational sessions on pediatric PH topics including:
- Nightmares in Pediatric PH.
- Developmental Pharmacology in Pediatric PH.
- Odds and Ends in Pediatric PH.
- Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants.
Health care professionals can register for the PHPN Symposium today at PHAssociation.org/Symposium/Registration.
Traci Housten, R.N., M.S.
Laura J. Nowicki, R.N.