Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Resourceful Wednesday: When you need an advocate.

This organization was recommended to me when we were going 'round and 'round with our insurance company and the billing department at the hospital. It's pretty common for billing mistakes to happen when you're at the hospital more often than you aren't, so it's nice to know the Patient Advocate Foundation is there to assist those of us who may need the help when we aren't making any headway. And that's not all they do. From their FAQ section:

"Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability."

Best of all, their services are free, made possible by donations.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, filled with love and light.

1 comment:

Lori Puente said...

Thanks for this bit of information. Thank goodness we have had a very smooth experience, but as you well know, there are many who do not. I've posted it on my blog to spread the word.