Better communication and coordination with health care providers
Preparing for and accompanying you to physician appointments
Managing transitions between hospital, rehab/skilled nursing facilities, and home
Understanding a diagnosis and finding credible health information
Questions about insurance benefits, denials, and appeals
Making phone calls and keeping track of paperwork
Identifying community resources and support
Researching and understanding options for treatment and services
Keeping family members informed about your care, as appropriate
Discussing end-of-life planning
… and additional services
Consulting Process: Please Contact Us to set up a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your situation. Then, we can move forward with an initial assessment and developing a plan of action, as well as discussing hourly or project-based fees.
Independent patient advocacy services are not covered by insurance; they are an out-of-pocket expense. Unlike advocates who are employed by insurance companies or hospitals, independent patient advocates work for YOU and focus on YOUR needs and best interests. At InTune Health Advocates, LLC, our allegiance is to our clients.
Click on the links below for information to help you understand the added value that an independent patient advocate brings to you:
After a Diagnosis, Someone to Help Point the Way, The New York Times, nytimes.com -- “Just bear in mind... that an advocate paid by your company or employed by a hospital may have to represent competing objectives... If you want to be certain that an advocate has your best interests in mind, be prepared to hire one independently — and to pay out of pocket for their services."
Patient Advocates: Helping Caregivers Get Healthcare Answers, agingcare.com -- "Trying to advocate for yourself in the medical system can be like trying to advocate for yourself in court, except for one thing -- no one would advise you to advocate for yourself in court, which is why people in legal trouble hire professional "advocates" called private attorneys. In health care, they would be called 'private patient advocates.'" The ADVOConnection Blog -- various articles on the importance of patient advocacy from the Alliance for Professional Health Advocates