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Handling an Insurance Dispute

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

What to do if your health insurance denies you coverage for a procedure.

Pay for Your Health Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

Seek insurance and manage the worrisome chores of arranging and paying for care.

Reducing Your Risk of Medical Errors

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Recovering from a knee replacement is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for Herminia Briones, the year following her surgery was filled with unexpected pain, complications and confusion. Her repeated attempts to draw attention to her problems went unheeded, beginning an unfortunate and not uncommon struggle with medical error. Why do medical errors happen and how can you help protect yourself from harm?

Using Physician Rating Websites

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

New health review sites promise to help you make this important decision for yourself or your loved ones. However, patients and physicians alike are finding that these doctor reviews aren’t as transparent or useful as they might seem.

Watchful Waiting: When Treatment Can Wait

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

For some patients, delaying treatment while regularly monitoring the progress of disease may benefit them more than a rush to pharmaceutical or surgical options.