Interacting with our healthcare systemis like traveling to a foreign country
If you’ve ever traveled to a place with an accent or language that was different from yours, and the coins and paper money didn’t resemble anything you were familiar with, then you know what it’s like to engage with our healthcare system.
Increasingly consumers turn to independent patient advocates to help with this journey.
Patient advocacy is the professional discipline that helps patients and their families or legal representatives navigate our fragmented and complicated healthcare system. A knowledgeable guide can make sense of both the language and finance of healthcare so that truly informed decisions can be made.
This can involve attending doctor’s appointments, supporting medical decision making, sourcing second opinions, building medical teams that reflect your preferences, reviewing medical bills, negotiating insurance appeals, and healthcare planning.
This is Independent patient advocacy keeping YOU at the center of your health care.
Whether you need short term guidance or require a more comprehensive approach to your situation, our focus is :
- To understand what challenges you are currently experiencing
- To understand what’s important to you or your family member
- To develop an action plan for a more positive and integrated experience.
Independent Patient Advocates work directly for and are paid by their clients. Because a health care journey often isn’t a straight path, our background, and understanding of how our complicated healthcare system functions from the inside out allow us to provide meaningful personal guidance and support.
Please note: Independent Patient Advocates don’t provide medical, legal, or financial advice. Our role is to identify barriers, and seek to find a path through, around, or over them.