Monthly Archives: October 2013

Patient Navigators – Who We Are and What We Do

Patient advocacy, or patient navigation, is gaining attention as an emerging profession, both in the media and in the popular lexicon, because it fills so many gaps in the current American health care system. This is especially true today as we continue implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is changing the landscape for consumers in how health care is delivered and paid for in this country. Continue reading

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Medicare 2013 Open Enrollment Period October 15-December 7

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period will run from October 15 through December 7. During this period, people with Medicare can change their Medicare health and prescription drug plan coverage options. Changes that are made on or before December 7 will take effect on January 1, 2014. Continue reading

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Obamacare Insurance Exchanges Launch Today

The Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges launch today. Here is what you need to know about the insurance mandate, exchanges and subsidies. Continue reading

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