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Homepage for Healthcare Information GuideNO HEALTH INSURANCE
No Health Insurance; solutions and resources
Resources for your pet; because they add to your quality of life
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
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
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
Physical Changes to Expect
Resources and Websites for Terminal Illness
COMING SOON SECTION
OUR STORY SECTION
Our Story; Who We Are, Why We Do This
CONTACT US SECTION
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Definitions to Words or Phrases Found Throughout this Site
Health Information Sheet
Vitamins/Herbal Supplements/Over-the-Counter Medications
Doctor Appointment Worksheet
HIPAA Release Forms
Hospital Checklist Form
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