Free Patient Navigation for Medicare Beneficiaries

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Making your way through complex medical systems, doctors appointments, and treatments can be overwhelming. Medicare beneficiaries can get free help with care coordination, medication management, explanation of a diagnosis or treatment, and connections to resources through the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Just complete the brief form on their home page. If you need additional assistance finding help for your health care journey, complete the contact form at aPatientsPlace.com.

11 Essential Tips for Consumers to Get High Quality Healthcare

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1. Be involved in all parts of your healthcare.

2. Ask questions whenever you are unsure of anything related to your healthcare.

3. Find out how much you will be expected to pay before appointments, tests, and treatments are started.

4. Request copies of your test results, doctor’s notes, and medical record when you check in for any appointment, test or treatment.

5. Always find out how much successful experience your health providers have at diagnosing and treating your specific condition.

6. Keep and organize copies of your medical records, test results, and interactions with all of your health providers.

7. Learn as much as you can about your illness and providers from trustworthy sources.

8. Contact your insurance provider as much as is needed to understand your coverage, your insurance provider’s guidelines, and your financial responsibilities.

9. Negotiate fees with doctors and treatment providers whenever possible.

10. Review your bills for mistakes, or have someone do it for you; its free.

11. Consult an experienced specialist after a serious diagnosis.

Get free help navigating your health insurance, appealing insurance denials, and accessing care through the Patient Advocate Foundation, or call 800-532-5274. Go to https://apatientsplace.com/help-guidance/ for hundreds of links to free help with your healthcare.

10 Tips for Patients to Get Safe, Quality, and Affordable Healthcare

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  • Be involved in all parts of your healthcare.
  • Ask questions whenever you are unsure of anything related to your healthcare.
  • Whenever possible, find out how much you will be expected to pay before appointments, tests, and treatments are started.
  • Request copies of your test results, doctor’s notes, and medical record when you check in for any appointment, test or treatment.
  • Always find out how much successful experience your health providers have at diagnosing and treating your specific condition.
  • Keep and organize copies of your medical records, test results, and interactions with all of your healthcare providers.
  • Learn as much as you can about your illness and providers from trustworthy sources.
  • Contact your insurance provider as much as needed to understand your coverage, your insurance provider’s guidelines, and your financial responsibilities.
  • Negotiate fees with doctors and treatment providers whenever possible.
  • Review your bills for mistakes.
  • Consult an experienced specialist after a serious diagnosis.