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Archive for the ‘Patient Tools’ Category

Age-Related Eye Problems

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Posted on June 29th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

This week we offer you a special guest blog post by Melody Huang from Vision Center (https://www.visioncenter.org/blog/aging-and-eyesight/) on age-related eye problems. We hope you enjoy and find value in the detailed information.  Many... Continue Reading »

Medicare and Medicaid Announcements

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Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Medicaid, Medicare, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Last week, we received information regarding some recent announcements affecting Medicare Beneficiaries from Carrie Espinosa at Horizon Benefit Services (http://www.horizonbenefitservices.com). Considering Medicare enrollment is coming up sooner... Continue Reading »

A Healthy Heart Beat

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Posted on March 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Heart Disease, Patient Tools, Take Charge

In our previous blog post Hear Beats (https://www.northshorern.com/heart-beats/), we addressed that our heart is an organ that’s largely made up of muscle, which has the vital function of pumping blood to the organs and tissues of your body.... Continue Reading »

INFORMED CONSENT

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Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

I wanted to write about something else in this week’s blog post. But then, I met an elderly women who shared with me the story of her husband. A story that in its essence is not singular to them, but presents a rather widespread challenge. A... Continue Reading »

Ageism in the Health Care Setting

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As Patient Advocates, we advocate for all people with any kind of a medical need. Many of our clients have complex medical conditions, but not all do. We have clients of all ages, but a large number of our clients are the elderly; these are... Continue Reading »

Medigap and Medicare’s Annual Wellnesss Visit

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Posted on August 11th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

Now, that we covered the Basics of Medicare and the Changes to Medicare 2020 in our previous blog posts, today let's take a look at a couple of features of Medicare that people always seem to be confused about: Medigap and the Annual Wellness... Continue Reading »

Medicare – The Basics

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Posted on July 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Medicare, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It’s almost this time of year again, enrollment in health care. One of the options you may have may be Medicare. Whether you will be a first time enrollee, or whether you already are enrolled with Medicare, over the next few weeks, we will... Continue Reading »