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Health : Patient and Family Support

Patient Advocate Foundation

Solving insurance and healthcare access problems since 1996

four stars

96.66

421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666
tel: (800) 532-5274   Web Site
EIN: 54-1806317

Board Leadership
Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN, FAAN
President

CEO
Alan J. Balch
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. PAF is a national organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

The mission of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. PAF is a national organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.07
  Program Expenses Growth 59.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Patient Advocate Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Patient Advocate Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Patient Advocate Foundation (VA) 96.66 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $218,018,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $75,000
   Fundraising Events $148,519
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $452,801
Total Contributions $218,694,404
   Program Service Revenue $5,280,836
Total Primary Revenue $223,975,240
   Other Revenue $1,124,149
TOTAL REVENUE $225,099,389
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $183,092,022
   Administrative Expenses $2,090,904
   Fundraising Expenses $982,703
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $186,165,629
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $38,933,760
   
Net Assets $207,331,879

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Co-payment Assistance $173,172,689 94.6%
Case Management Services $6,597,085 3.6%
Administrative Services for Co-payment Assistance Program $3,322,248 1.8%

Ratings History
Patient Advocate Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 96.66 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.38 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.83 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.45 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 97.81 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 96.08 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.41 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.40 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.62 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1806317
Name in IRS Master File PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$163,750 0.08% Alan J. Balch Executive Director $125,000
Other Salaries of Note
$200,771 0.10% Frances Castellow President of Operations --
$197,170 0.10% William J. Nason Chief Financial Officer --
$171,794 0.09% Andrew Weber Executive Vice President Of External Relations, --

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Patient Advocate Foundation (VA) 96.66 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
tel: (800) 532-5274
fax: (757) 873-8999
EIN: 54-1806317

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Board Leadership

Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN, FAAN
President

CEO

Alan J. Balch
Chief Executive Officer

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