IGA002: Patient Advocacy Exposes What Hospitals Don’t Want You To Know

Summary:

Patient Advocacy is a growing field that serves many purposes. Lee has the distinct pleasure of learning about the many aspects of this field from Lisa Berry Blackstock, who has been involved with patient advocacy for many years. (website: SoulSherpa.net)

Lee and Lisa discuss the history of the field, what services it provides, who it serves, and how consumers might approach seeking the services of a patient advocate. Lisa also provides extremely valuable information by pulling back the curtain on many of the medical billing and hospital practices that compromises the health or increases the expenses of your health care.

This is a powerful discussion that will interest all those concerned with their rising medical costs and healthcare maintenance.

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  • What Patient Advocacy is and what it is not.
  • A brief history of the field.
  • The multitude of services provided by patient advocates.
  • Tips for finding the specific services you might need.
  • How patient advocates are certified.
  • Examples of typical medical billing practices from hospitals and insurance companies that increase consumer costs

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  1. Very informative. I appreciate the notes and links you provide. Navigating healthcare and advocacy is so complex for a boomer such as myself. The research and details you provide on specific aging topics is very helpful.

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