Mia Taylor wrote a very informative and important piece over at TheSimpleDollar.com titled, “What’s a Patient Advocate – and should you have one?” She explains what kind of advocates are available, including their average cost and what services they can provide.
I was fortunate enough to share my .02 on the section that covered how one can find a good advocate. I feel advocates are under utilized in today’s health care system on both sides, medical and billing. When I do see advocates, particularly on the billing side, they are usually brought in when the situation has already gotten out of hand…
That’s why with this blog my plan is to have patients better prepared so they can prevent the really complicated stuff from happening (as best as they can).
And you’re off to a good start…I mean, you found this blog. 🙂