Preventative Health Drives Down Costs

Recently, I was meeting with one of our business partners; we provide Employee Advocacy Services to their clients.  During the meeting we were reviewing the Population Health and Utilization Review numbers of the group’s performance; two groups of at least 250...

What’s Next?

Now that the new administration has rolled out the American Healthcare Act what’s next is anyone’s guess.  What’s clear, is that change is coming and many of us need to pay attention. What happens from here will impact individual and group employee plans in some...

Pick Your Battles Gently

I lost my mother to Alzheimer’s and I have countless patients who have been diagnosed as well.  Navigating thru this horrible disease takes a toll, mostly on the family and caregivers; there is a reason they call it “The Longest Good-bye.”  But, with some patience and...

When To Hire A Patient Advocate

Advocacy comes in many forms but at its base, it is about having a voice and leveling the playing field.  When do you know you need one; before, during or following a health event? As a Health Advocate company, our youngest client has been 3-days old and our oldest...

Advocating For Fido

Our pets are like our children, aren’t they?  Across the board, we will spend upwards of $60 billion per year on grooming, boarding, medical, insurance, supplies, food, clothing, daycare and bling. When our pets start to age, we must be strong advocates for...

Where Is Your Ice??

As an avid road cyclist I have, for years, worn a bracelet with emergency information in case something happened to me while riding.  On it, is my name, date of birth, blood type, medical conditions, drug allergies and two points of contact with phone numbers.  It is...