June 2012

When You Should Advocate Against Treatment?

Let’s begin with the response, “When the data tells you to!”  I often hear patients say, in response to their treatment plan, “Because my doctor told me I needed it.”  I would like to see patients self-advocate by saying, “Well, according to the data provided to me by my doctor after his examination of my

How This Balancing Act Will Leave You Tipped Over

You visit the doctor for a routine exam. The co-pay portion is paid on the spot and you assume that your insurance provider picked-up the balance. The next thing you know, you receive that familiar white envelope in the mail – a bill. But wait – you paid your portion, right? What is Balance Billing?