Wallet Pop suggests downloading The Healthcare Survival Guide

May 28, 2010

Wallet Pop suggests its readers download The Healthcare Survival Guide May 21. In an article titled “How to negotiate your medical bills,” writer Lita Epstein points to some helpful resources when faced with overwhelming medical bills; one of her suggestions includes hiring an advocate from Health Advocate, Inc., or taking a look at The Healthcare Survival Guide.

To read the full article, click here: http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/05/21/how-to-negotiate-your-medical-bills/

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The Healthcare Survival Guide wins Benjamin Franklin Award!

May 25, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that our book, The Healthcare Survival Guide, won the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Book (Nonfiction) at the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala last night, May 24, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The book bested two other titles in its category for the award, which was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association prior to the BookExpo America Conference.
 
A panel of nearly 180 judges from throughout the publishing industry weighed and evaluated more than 1,400 submissions in 50 categories to create the list of more than 150 finalists for the 2009 publishing year.

Congratulations to coauthors Martin Rosen and Abbie Leibowitz, M.D., and a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the book happen!

Get your free copy of the book here: www.healthcaresurvivalguide.com


The Healthcare Survival Guide nominated for Benjamin Franklin Award

May 20, 2010

The Healthcare Survival Guide has been named a finalist for the Independent Book Publisher Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards. The book, nominated for the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction), was one of over 1,300 entrants considered by the IBPA’s judges. Winners will be announced at the Benjamin Franklin Awards Gala on May 24 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

To see the full list of finalists, click here: http://www.ibpa-online.org/pubresources/benfrank2010_finalist.aspx


The Bergen Record shares tips from The Healthcare Survival Guide

May 14, 2010

The Bergen (NJ) Record shares with its readers some of The Healthcare Survival Guide’s indispensible advice May 14. In an article on health advocacy, columnist Kevin DeMarrais asks coauthor Martin Rosen for some of the book’s cost-saving tips. Rosen suggests asking your doctor for a discount and negotiating a hospital bill–or hiring an adovcate to do it for you.

To read the full article, click here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/93751219_How_to_get_discounts_on_health_care.html?c=y&page=1


Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

May 11, 2010

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Clarification of coverage, find support groups

Sally suffered a fractured hip resulting from osteoporosis, leaving her unable to stand for prolonged periods or to return to work. Her isolation worsened when her application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which would cover the cost of a walker, was held up.

Solution:

Health Advocate helped facilitate Sally’s application for coverage back to the onset of her disease. Our staff also located an appropriate support group to help Sally deal with the pain and difficulties she experienced with her mobility.


Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

May 6, 2010

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Find eldercare

Karen needed help finding in-home care for her elderly mother, who wanted to remain living at home.

Solution:

Health Advocate worked with Karen’s local Office of Aging and located in-home care and an emergency call-button device for her mother. This allowed Karen to go to work without worry.


Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

May 4, 2010

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Coverage for hospitalization

Elizabeth had been trying for more than a year to get her health insurance to cover the cost of a lengthy hospital stay as stipulated in her plan.

Solution:

Health Advocate found a coding mistake and worked with Elizabeth’s doctor, hospital, and health plan to correct it. Finally, all claims were processed for payment, saving Elizabeth $3,500.