Each of our clients is different. Services range from research, verification, guidance during decision making, to exploring options and connecting the client to the right resource. We typically charge a reasonable hourly fee for specific services or a project fee. What works best for you? Our fees are among the lowest in the country, as we recognize that our services are private, and not reimbursable through Medicare or private insurance. We are flexible and are prepared to negotiate a fee which is affordable.
Why Patient Advocacy is Needed
Consumers of healthcare must be engaged in their health and well being. But they realize that our healthcare system is so complex, fragmented and broken that it is necessary to engage an experienced patient advocate. With the cost of healthcare in our country spiraling out of control and often shifting to the consumer, people are forced to be more cognizant of the true cost of services. When faced with healthcare challenges, many individuals realize the advantage of having a patient advocate, who gives them a voice, understands their goals, conducts research and provides valuable information to help them make informed decisions.
Our Services Include But Are Not limited to:
with making difficult healthcare decisions which impact your life.
with identifying the best physicians and providers in order to ensure the highest quality and continuity of medical care.
with finding you the most ideal long- term skilled care nursing and/or assisted living facility, as well as short term rehab and home health care service for your elderly or infirm family member.
with ongoing management, coordination, and communication with physicians, specialists, and hospital staff to make sure there is no duplication or oversight in the delivery of medical care; we will effectively be on the premises to serve as your team captain, and if and when you come home, we will continue in this critical role.
with insurance issues-including Medicare, Medicaid, and social security, as well as private health and long term coverage; we will fight on your behalf for denied claims, and will negotiate medical bills; we will help you enroll in Medicare and select the most appropriate supplement, and help you become Medicaid eligible. We will help you identify and understand certain fundamental legal health care matters that must be addressed, such as Advanced Directives, Health Proxies, Power of Attorneys, etc
What We Do Not Do
In order to make the biggest difference for our clients, we focus our efforts on certain areas of expertise and do not:
Provide medical diagnoses/treatments or nursing care or make personal healthcare decisions.
Assist with malpractice suits.
Prepare insurance claims.
Sell insurance policies.
Sell medical devices.
Chicago Patient Advocacy LLC,www.chicagopatientadvocacy.com, is a privately owned Skokie, Illinois firm which provides professional patient healthcare advocacy services in the Chicagoland area and nationwide.