Category Archives: Elder Care

Health Care Reform Changes in 2013

There are some notable health care reform changes in 2013 that may affect you. Here’s what to expect this year. Continue reading

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2012

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period from October 15 through December 7 is a good time to review your coverage and benefits. Continue reading

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Telemedicine via Skype

With healthcare costs skyrocketing, some physicians are getting creative to try to make care more affordable: they are seeing patients via Skype. Continue reading

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Becoming a Patient Navigator

Patient navigation and patient advocacy are dynamic and growing professions. This article explores the background and current landscape of patient navigation and advocacy. Continue reading

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Patient Navigator and Advocate National Conference

Register Now for the November 2-3 National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants Conference – the premier education and networking event for healthcare advocates. Continue reading

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship

In all cases, physicians and patients owe each other certain basic obligations. Here is our list for a better relationship. Continue reading

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Virtual Colonoscopy – Is It For You?

In a new study led by a physician at the Mayo Clinic’s facility in Phoenix and published in the journal Radiology, the investigators determined that the virtual technique was just as effective for patients over age 65 as those aged 50-65.

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A Different 1% of the Population

According to an analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, about 1% of the privately insured population drives about 25% of overall health costs. Continue reading

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Long Term Care Insurance – Getting Paid Takes Work

Why do long-term care insurance providers make it so difficult to collect the benefits for which consumers have already paid thousands of dollars? Continue reading

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Hearing Loss Help Is Often Out of Reach

Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. Yet audiological services and hearing aids are rarely covered by insurance. Continue reading

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