Temporary Closure – In-Service Training

ATTENTION: HealthWell Foundation’s hotline will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, due to in-service training for our staff. We encourage you to continue to use our Patient, Pharmacy and Provider Portals during this time.  If you are contacting us about a payment or grant, please email us at grants@healthwellfoundation.org and a representative will respond to your message as quickly as possible when our hotline re-opens at 1:30 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you. The HealthWell Team

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We are thrilled to be a presenting sponsor for the Healthcare Advocate Summit, the premier event for stakeholders in the patient access, navigation, and reimbursement arena. Register now to be a part of this amazing event!

September 6-8, 2023 – New Orleans 


Our Conference Schedule


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) June 2 – 6, 2023, Chicago, IL

Mental Health America Annual 2023 Conference June 8 – 10, 2023, Washington, D.C.

Advanced Therapeutics in Movement & Related Disorders™ Congress June 9 – 11, 2023, Washington, D.C.

2023 AOSW Annual Conference June 19 – June 21, 2023, New Orleans, LA

National Infusion Center Annual Conference June 23 – 24, 2023, Miami, FL

Bridge Conference August 2-4, 2023, National Harbor, MD  

Healthcare Advocate Summit (HAS) September 5-8, 2023, New Orleans, LA  

10th Annual National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) September 18-21, 2023, Grapevine, TX 

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 47th Annual Conference & Exhibit September 21-23, 2023, Cleveland, OH 

40th Annual SROA – Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators October1-4, 2023, San Diego, CA 

DAF Giving Summit October 2-4, 2023, Clearwater Beach, FL  

American Nurses Association – ANCC Pathway to Excellence October 12-14, 2023, Chicago, IL 

NORD Rare Diseases & Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit October 15-17, 2023, Washington, D.C. 

NCODA 2023 Fall Summit October 25-27, 2023, Orlando, FL  

Hope Conference 2023 November 2-4, 2023, Destin, FL 

North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) November 2-4, 2023, Phoeniz, AZ  

The Liver Meeting – 74th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) November 10-14, 2023, Boston, MA  

Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN) November 15-19, 2023, San Antonio, TX  

65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) December 9-12, 2023, San Diego, CA 


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HealthWell’s Recent Conference Panels

HealthWell is often honored with requests to moderate or participate in panels at various health care and patient advocacy conferences. Following are some of our most recent panels and presentations.

Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit (AXS23)

The Inflation Reduction Act Impact on Patient Financial Assistance: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective

Date and Location: May 1, 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada
Objectives: Outline the nuances of the Inflation Reduction Act and provide a resource that may assist stakeholders attempting to navigate current and future changes.
Moderator: Krista Zodet, President & Chief Executive Officer, HealthWell Foundation
Panelists: Alan Klein, Chief Development Officer, HealthWell Foundation; Charles Collins, President, Healthcare Stakeholder Solutions, LLC; Melissa Paige, Vice President & Co-Founder, National Association of Medication Access & Patient Advocacy (NAMAPA); and James Smith, Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Amber Specialty Pharmacy

Patient Assistance & Access Programs (PAP – Access USA) Conference

Deep Dive into the Nuts and Bolts of the Inflation Reduction Act

Date and Location: March 21, 2023, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Objectives: Signed into effect August 2022, this session provides a deeper understanding of the bill itself and what it will mean for programs over the next few years.

  • Go year through year on the changes that are in place to help with inflation
  • Understand how the initiatives are aimed at reducing out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries

Moderator: Alan Klein, Chief Development Officer, HealthWell FoundationPanelists: Brian Connell, Executive Director of Federal Affairs, The Leukemia & LymphomaSociety (LLS); Charles E. Collins, Jr., MS, MBA, President, Healthcare Stakeholder Solutions.

Patient Assistance and Access Programs (PAP)

Navigate the Legal Underpinnings of Patient Assistance and Gain Insight on OIG Oversight.
Date and Location: June 29, 2022, Parsippany, NJ
Objectives: Updates in trends and investigations in the operation of manufacturer-sponsored and charitable PAPs; Discuss the evolution in expectations for compliance and the impact of investigations on foundations and overall donations; Details around the potential changes to Medicaid and Medicare
Moderator: Alan Klein, Chief Development Officer, HealthWell Foundation
Panelists: David Knowlton, Vice Chairman and Compliance Officer, HealthWell Foundation; Richard Liner, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Bayer; Melissa Kuhta, Manager of Compliance, PAN Foundation

Asembia’s 2022 Specialty Pharmacy Summit

Insights on the Role of Specialty Pharmacies in Patient Assistance
Date and Location: May 4, 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada
Objectives: Review the patient perspective and journey; Discuss process improvements and their dependency on accurate information and patient engagement; Outline the pitfalls of providing inaccurate information; Highlight the value of closing the loop with patients and best practices
Participants: Stacy Carmona, Director of Cystic Fibrosis, Patient Advocacy, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy; Charles E. Collins, Jr., President, Healthcare Stakeholder Solutions; Michele McCourt, Executive Director, CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation; Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation

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