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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Grief and Loss Compound Medical Challenges

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Posted on November 6th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

As seniors age, more and more losses collide with one another so that the elderly person becomes more and more aware of his own mortality and bodily limitations. Often, when one spouse dies, the remaining person can be overcome with the void... Continue Reading »

The Problem with Skilled Nursing Home Placement Today

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Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

One of the most frequent requests we receive is for help in finding quality long term skilled care for adults with disabilities or seniors who need 24 hour nursing care. We hear the distress in the voices of families who are seeking high... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Medical Affairs in Order

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Getting Your Medical Affairs in Order By: Teri Dreher RN CCRN iRNPA Most people seem to understand the importance of having one’s “affairs in order” from a business perspective as we age. If no one has power of attorney for one’s... Continue Reading »

Getting Your Health Information From Reliable Sources

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Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

For the general public, it is sometimes difficult to know if your referral sources are accurate when you are seeking wise medical counsel. After all, if one relies upon marketing materials or TV ads, one would think EVERY health care provider is... Continue Reading »

What Doctors Think of Professional Healthcare Advocates

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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

Many people ask our company how we work with physicians to improve their access to health care. I tell them that most modern physicians that I know see us as assets and valuable members of the health care team, once they see how we can help THEM. As... Continue Reading »

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) AND FILING YOUR 2014 TAX RETURNS

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Posted on January 8th, 2015 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

This is a guest post written by my partner, Avrom Fox, MSW. All US citizens or permanent residents living in the US were required to have minimal health insurance coverage as of January 1, 2014. This was the requirement of the ACA which... Continue Reading »

Quick Tips to Filing a Health Insurance Appeal for a Denied Claim

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Posted on December 16th, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Insurance & Billing, Tips & Resources

This is a guest post written by my partner, Avrom Fox, MSW. Your insurance claim has been filed. A number of weeks pass and you receive an EOB statement (EOB = explanation of benefits) from your insurance company showing what you may owe. You... Continue Reading »