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Medicare 2014 Open Enrollment Is October 15 – December 7

Medicare’s 2014 Open Enrollment period through December 7 is when Medicare patients can review or change their health and prescription drug plan coverage options. Continue reading

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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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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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The Affordable Care Act Explained

The Affordable Care Act Explained by the team at Patient Navigator LLC. Topics include patient protections, insurance mandates and exchanges, Medicare and Medicaid. Take time to become an informed healthcare consumer. Continue reading

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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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Umbilical Cord Blood – Should You Pay to Save It?

Blood from your baby’s umbilical cord, when properly collected and preserved immediately after delivery, contains viable stem cells that can later transform into a variety of different cell types. But it’s not a panacea. Continue reading

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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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