As Every Patient’s Advocate, the most frequent request I hear is to try to make a connection between a patient, or the loved one of a patient, and someone who can help navigate medical care on behalf of that patient.
Here is a list of the kinds of services they request:
Preparation for the doctor’s appointment
Accompaniment to doctor’s appointments, tests and procedures
Medical research to learn more about diagnoses and treatment options
Translating medical language (medspeak)
Navigating HIPAA laws and privacy matters
Insurance choices, filings, negotiations
Elder care / geriatric care
Home health services
Organization / administration / paperwork
This blog will discuss the status and options of patient and health advocacy.
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