Notes From My Radio Show:The Empowered Patient

On the last friday of the month, I do a radio show,The Empowered Patient. The last show was titled,  The Nursing Home Roller Coaster: Tips for getting Quality Service. My guest was Siri Bani Ludlam, an accomplished artist, mother, teacher and yoga studio owner. Siri Bani’s story is about her mother who was diagnosed with…

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The Confusing World Of Rehab: How It Works

One of the learning curves for me as an advocate was the world of rehabilitation.  It is a system that appears to be easy to navigate but is not.  I had to develop a special radar for understanding the dynamics and innuendos of the system.  Mostly, I had to accept that information was not easy…

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Tips to Surviving Hospital to Rehab:

One of my jobs as an advocate is to navigate the transition from a hospital admission to a rehabilitation facility to managing life once in the rehab facility.  The most important role I can play during this time is to keep the emotions from erupting on both sides. Patients and families are often told about…

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How Insurance Companies Stifle Competition

If you are a new Physical therapy practice in Massachusetts, beware.  Most likely, you will be unable to get insurance credentialing.  This will mean you will be unable to take insurance, people will need to pay out of pocket and you will not be successful.  Sounds crazy unbelievable, right? Unfortunately, it is true.  Insurance companies…

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