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Patient Navigator Role Growing in Popularity
07.09.14 by Susan Kreimer
Care coordination — a fundamental piece of many of the models being tested under health care reform — already is gaining popularity in the treatment of cancer through the role known as a patient navigator. Read more
Priority Care program provides health care advocates
Insurance companies and hospitals come together to form a Priority Care Program for patients. Learning to work together to prevent high readmission rates has become a high priority.
Patient navigators reduce diagnosis, treatment delays
Navigated patients receive a diagnosis in an average of 25 days, vs. 42 days without navigators.
When not to call your doctor
Your primary-care doctor can be a gatekeeper for all sorts of specialized care, but there are some things he can't do. Maybe you're dealing with a non-medical issue such as billing, for example, or making a care plan for a loved one.
Patient Advocates: In Your Corner
U.S.News & World Report
These professionals pilot patients through the complex healthcare system.
Advocates Who Help You Negotiate Health Care
The next time a doctor's office says you have to wait six months for an appointment, or your insurance company gives you the runaround on a big claim, check your corporate benefits plan.