The Body Show: Patient Navigators
Medical care is complicated enough, but what happens when prescriptions change, diagnoses are different, and bills come that seem incomprehensible? That’s when having a patient navigator might make all the difference. From updated medication cards to explaining bills, these folks know their way around the medical system. Tami Rockholt and Dr. Justin Groode are on the show to share their experiences when patients are put first in healthcare.
Why Not Knowing Your Medications Could Kill You!
Dr. Kathleen Kozak of NPR’s The Body Show interviews Tami and Justin about PAA’s medication card and their patient advocate work. They also elaborate about their work helping people negotiate down expensive medical bills and in providing more involved levels of advocacy, helping people navigate their way through highly complex privatized medical system.
The Body Show: Understanding Medications
Do you know what medications you or your loved ones take, what doses, and why? Having this information on hand could save a life! Each year millions of people go to the emergency room, and many of those do not know what pills they are taking. Despite the advances of electronic records, your doctor’s list might not be accessible to the ER when it’s needed the most. Tami Rockholt is joining me today sharing her expertise with the Patient Advocate Alliance about why knowing your pills could save your life.
PAA Medication Card. Empower Your Health!
Medical Billing Fraud
Tami Rockholt and Mike Fossey get interviewed by FraudFactFriday. It is estimated that up to 15% of medical bills filed in the U.S. have some type of fraud associated with them. The last thing we need after a tough medical procedure is a fraudulent bill. Watch the video to find out more.