Posts Tagged ‘ medicine ’

How Patient Advocates Can Improve Health Literacy

How Patient Advocates Can Improve Health Literacy

Many clinicians, insurance company claims representatives, lobbyists, and directors of medical associations do not realize how many adults in the U.S. (90 million) are not conversant with navigating the health care system. Even if they are aware of the fact itself, the seriousness of the implications may escape them. Low levels of health education...

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Are You a “Dual Eligible”? If so, your prescription drug benefits are enhanced.

Are You a “Dual Eligible”? If so, your prescription drug benefits are enhanced.

If you live in, say,  New York and are on Medicaid, then you become Medicare eligible, do you use Medicaid’s prescription plan, Medicare’s prescription plan, or both? Short answer: Both. But – once eligible for Medicare, Part D is the primary payor for dual eligibles for prescription medication and Medicaid is always the insurer...

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Partners Against Pain, Brought to You, In Part, by Purdue Pharma.

Partners Against Pain, Brought to You, In Part, by Purdue Pharma.

Investigating the topic of chronic pain and its impact upon society, I happened across a website which at first glance seemed helpful: Partners Against Pain. Even better, a Pain Management Advocacy Toolkit was among the website’s resources. Clicking on the link, I was led to a new website entitled “In the Face of Pain:...

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