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Homepage for Healthcare Information Guide


NO HEALTH INSURANCE

No Health Insurance; solutions and resources


PET RESOURCES

Resources for your pet; because they add to your quality of life


LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Information about legal aspects of your care: Advance Directives, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, HIPAA


MEDICAL INSURANCE SECTION

Understanding Your Medical Insurance

Basic Insurance Policy Terms

Copayment/Copay

Participating Provider Rates vs. Non-Participating (Out-of-Network) Provider

Out-of-Pocket (OOP) and OOP Maximum

Explanation of Benefits

Coordination of Benefits/Coinsurance

Experimental and Investigational Procedures


POLICY LIMITATIONS SECTION

Insurance Policy Limitations and Exclusions

Medical Necessity; Does it Affect You?

What is Custodial Care?

Your Lifetime Max. Benefits

Other Benefit Limitations That You Should be Aware Of


TYPES OF INSURANCE SECTION

Understand What Type of Insurance Policy is Best for You

Employer and Union Options for Funding Medical Insurance

Fee-for-Service Health Plans Described

A View of Preferred Provider Organization Plans

Health Maintenance Organization

Point of Service Plans

COBRA and HIPAA Coverage

Medicare

Medicaid

Supplemental Travel Insurance Policies

Who Should Buy Supplemental Insurance?


SELECT YOUR POLICY SECTION

Selecting the Policy That is Right for You

How to Determine the True Cost of Your Policy

When Selecting Your Providers -Narrowing Your Options

Choose an Insurance Company for Your Medical Policy

What is NCQA and JCAHO?


INSURANCE DENIALS SECTION

DENIED by Your Insurance - What to Do Now

Working Through Your PPO Insurance Denial

Understanding the HMO Denial Process

What Happens if My Request has been Denied by my Employer or Union?


INSURANCE SUMMARY SECTION

Quick Insurance Summary


INSURANCE RESOURCES SECTION

Medical Insurance Resources and References


MD VISIT PREPARATION SECTION

How to Prepare for Your Doctor Appointment

Write it Down

Whenever Possible, Take Someone With You

Keep Your Personal Health Records in a Healthcare Binder

Some Other Things to Consider


CHILD'S APPOINTMENT SECTION

Preparing Your Child for Their Pediatrician Appointment

Know What to Expect With the Pediatrician Appointment

Things to Consider at the Doctor Office

Before You Vaccinate Your Child

Understanding Your Child's Developmental Milestones

Child Health Resources


FAMILY APPOINTMENTS SECTION

Helping a Friend or Family MemberMake the Most of Their Doctor Appointment

Any Changes and Current Treatment: Questions You Should Ask

Helping Your Friend or Family Member:Things to Consider

Resources for Helping Others During Their Doctor Appointment


GOING TO THE HOSPITAL SECTION

Going to the Hospital

Preparing for Hospitalization

What to Expect When You Arrive at the Hospital

Who Works With You at the Hospital

Hospital Rules and Etiquette

Levels of Care


COPING WITH GRIEF SECTION

Coping With Grief

Factors That Influence Grief

Stages of Grief

Grief Versus Depression

When Grief and Trauma Collide

Dealing With Grief

Helping Someone Grieve; Ways Through the Process

How to Effectively Help a Child Through the Grieving Process

Does Grieving End, Ever?

Resources and Websites for Coping With Grief


TERMINAL ILLNESS SECTION

Dealing With a Terminal Illness

What is Terminal Illness?

Treatment Options for Terminal Illness

Understanding the Five Phases of Terminal Illness

Learn the Language of Terminal Illness

What to do For a Loved One With a Terminal Illness

What to Expect in Final Days of Terminal Illness

Hallucinations Versus Guides: What to Expect

Food and Water: What to Expect in the Final Days of a Terminal Illness

What to Expect in Pain Management

Terminal Agitation

Physical Changes to Expect

Resources and Websites for Terminal Illness


COMING SOON SECTION

Coming Soon!


OUR STORY SECTION

Our Story; Who We Are, Why We Do This


CONTACT US SECTION

Contact Us to Leave a Comment or Ask a Question


DISCLAIMER SECTION

General and Medical Disclaimer. Please read.


DEFINITIONS SECTION

Definitions to Words or Phrases Found Throughout this Site


FORMS SECTION

Healthcare Forms

Health Information Sheet

Medication Flowsheet

Vitamins/Herbal Supplements/Over-the-Counter Medications

Appointment Calendar

Doctor Appointment Worksheet

HIPAA Release Forms

Hospital Checklist Form


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