Many healthcare businesses offer patient advocacy services – from hospitals to home health agencies, even insurance companies. But, how do you know if the service they provide is really what you need or want? Do they really represent you or the business interests of their own company? Who sets the goals and determines when outcomes have been met? What if you desire to step away from their network and seek another opinion or provider? These are all important questions many healthcare consumers are reluctant to ask because they either don’t know to ask or don’t want to be disagreeable with the doctor or the healthcare team.
Trisha Torrey, President of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, advises to follow the money when choosing a patient advocate. “When it comes to trusting a patient advocate or navigator, keep in mind the Allegiance Factor and let that be your guide to choosing the right person to help you.” Read more about Trisha’s perspective and advice and then consider how Advocated Healthcare can help as a private, independent advocacy service. Our service offering is broad, but tailored to meet your individual needs and desires…and our allegiance is to YOU!