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Empowering Patients<br />Healthcare in the 21st Century<br />
Did You Know??<br /><ul><li>YOU are the most important member of your healthcare team!
YOU can choose which hospital the ambulance takes you to!
YOU can make informed decisions on which test you will be given, which lab to go to and which treatment you will receive.
YOU can ask your doctor questions…and she/he should answer them!
YOU have the right to appeal and amend your medical reports and bills!
YOU have the right to a 2nd opinion!</li></li></ul><li>YOU are the most important member of your healthcare team!<br /><ul...
Ask your doctor questions…don’t let the doctor lead your visit. Your doctor works for you, not you for her/him!  Remember ...
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  1. 1. Empowering Patients<br />Healthcare in the 21st Century<br />
  2. 2. Did You Know??<br /><ul><li>YOU are the most important member of your healthcare team!
  3. 3. YOU can choose which hospital the ambulance takes you to!
  4. 4. YOU can make informed decisions on which test you will be given, which lab to go to and which treatment you will receive.
  5. 5. YOU can ask your doctor questions…and she/he should answer them!
  6. 6. YOU have the right to appeal and amend your medical reports and bills!
  7. 7. YOU have the right to a 2nd opinion!</li></li></ul><li>YOU are the most important member of your healthcare team!<br /><ul><li>The questions you ask, the homework you do and the resources you use can be the most effective part of your healthcare regime.
  8. 8. Ask your doctor questions…don’t let the doctor lead your visit. Your doctor works for you, not you for her/him! Remember that!
  9. 9. Your doctor’s nurse should be your best friend! She/he can help you with questions, advice and is easier to get a hold of!
  10. 10. Make sure you tell your doctor everything…what you leave out could harm you! Your doctor cannot help you if you are not completely honest about your ailment.</li></li></ul><li>You can choose which hospital the ambulance takes you to!<br />
  11. 11. You can make informed decisions on which test you will be given, which lab to go to and which treatment you will receive.<br /><ul><li>Just because your doctor has a preference, doesn’t mean you HAVE to go there! Ask your doctor WHY they refer to that particular lab/treatment center.
  12. 12. Are there more economical or conveniently placed labs/treatment centers you can go to?</li></li></ul><li>You can ask your doctor questions…and she/he should answer them!<br /><ul><li>Have you ever been in a Doctor’s office, waited hours to go into another room to wait hours again, to have the Doctor come in, stay 3 minutes, then leave?
  13. 13. If this happens to you…YOU aren’t asking questions! Let your doctor know you have concerns…talk to him/her!</li></li></ul><li>You can make changes to your medical reports and bills!<br /><ul><li>You should always check to see what the doctor is saying about you in the report.
  14. 14. If the information is wrong, you have the right to amend the report to reflect your corrections.
  15. 15. There is a system to medical billing and this leads to excessive and outrageously wrong charges.
  16. 16. Always check your bill to be sure that you are charged ONLY for procedures you received, medication you took and supplies you used.
  17. 17. Did your doctor really spend 45 minutes in the room with you? If not, why are you being charged for it? Check your doctor bill to make sure the charges are correct.
  18. 18. All these inconsistencies can make your premium go up…private AND workplace!</li></li></ul><li>You have the right to a 2nd opinion!<br /><ul><li>Why is your health less important than purchasing a car or home? You shop around for the best quality and deal for purchases, why not for your health?
  19. 19. Is your doctor always right?
  20. 20. Your insurance will pay for a 2nd opinion.</li>

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