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Edna's Family: Overwhelmed By The Costs of Alzheimer's Care Edna's children noticed that her Alzheimer's disease was starting to progress rapidly. They grew increasingly concerned that it was no longer be safe to leave her alone, even for a few...read more
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Hurricane Irma swept Florida and the Caribbean more than a month ago, but as the news tells us every day, thousands of people are still suffering in the aftermath. With several other sponsors, Values Based Patient Advocates has put together a disaster relief...read more
In our last post, we introduced a new practice method that more doctors are adopting in an effort to reduce their expenses and increase quality of care for their patients. This relatively new, but increasingly popular model allows doctors to focus their...read more
Remember the last time you had to face down a ridiculously large medical bill, thousands of dollars more than you expected? Well, these days, patients aren't the only ones feeling the bite of rising medical costs. Doctors, too, are getting hit by the...read more
This past Tuesday was World Mental Health Day. Even though approximately 20 percent of adults in the U.S. deal with a mental illness in any given year, mental health struggles carry a stigma. Two common misconceptions are that mental health problems aren’t...read more
The Internet has changed health advocacy We live in the information age. Thanks to the internet, we have access to more data, more research, and more advice than any other generation. All of that information is right at our fingertips, carried around in our...read more
The old proverb says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As patient advocates, we are here to help you when you face challenging situations in the medical industry, but we prefer that you avoid difficulty in the first place. That’s why...read more
Last week, we talked about the challenge that paying medical bills poses to many people, including those who have health insurance. Although they may not want to think about it, no one is exempt from facing high medical costs someday. With a little...read more
Mark woke up beside his wife feeling relief and joy just to have another day with her. After her recent health scare and one month stay in the hospital, he was happy it was all over. However, he did not know how to tell her how badly her medical bills had...read more
Due to rising healthcare costs, more and more insurers are having to take drastic measures to keep premiums low while maintaining their profit margins. Insurance provider Anthem has recently announced that it will no longer pay for MRIs and CT scans performed on an outpatient basis in hospitals across the country. As Modern Healthcare reports, Anthem’s new policy is indicative of the future, even though such measures may only serve to worsen patients’ access to care.read more
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