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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Advocacy Update #9*
Link & Learn
Don't forget: 
you'll need to be logged into the APHA membership site to access some of these links:
bullet new Shared by APHA +ADL members:
bullet Understanding Coronovirus / COVID-19 Testing (by Angie Galatas)
bullet Taking Control in the Midst of a Pandemic (by Barbara O'Halloran)
bullet new Podcast and Resources from last week's Connect! with Anne call: Making Wellness Services Part of Your Advocacy Offerings
bullet updated Master List of Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources for Advocates and Clients Resources added daily.
Schedule & Attend
Link to the
Advocacy Master Calendar
of Events
APHA Expert Call-in

Helping Your Clients Pay for Your Services (or Anything Else)
in an Unexpected Way

Wednesday, June 3

Often you hear from a potential client who would love to hire you, but is limited in his/her ability to pay you. Or, they call to ask you to help them manage and reduce medical bills and are left with little or no means to pay a balance, or… you know… the list, and those who struggle to pay, goes on.
  They may not realize there could be an untapped resource they never even knew existed! No, it’s not about borrowing money, and it’s not money that ever needs to be paid back.

Lisa Rehburg is the principal of Rehburg Life Settlements. She works with people to uncover funds they might never have gained access to in any other way; funds that would have just disappeared, kept by a life insurance company that never had to pay out for its insured customer.

Lisa will walk us through how such a “settlement” works, and scenarios where clients can benefit. She’ll also tell us about the process to gain access to the funds, and will manage our expectations about possibilities.
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The International Conference on Patient Advocacy

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ICOPA 2020 has been officially postponed.

Read the announcement...

And save the date for 2021!
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Five Star Reviews!
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Find instructions for asking your clients to submit their reviews.
Congratulations to these AdvoConnection Directory-Listed members who have achieved and received 5 star reviews for their work!

Remember - these stars were awarded by clients for whom they have saved lives, health, or money, and improved the quality of life for the person who provided the review.
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A job very well done. Congratulations!
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Online Courses for Advocates
PracticeUP! online is a sister site to APHA. APHA members may take courses for free or at a discount.

Now Available!
A course, appropriate for our times...
Take Care of Clients,
Preserve & Grow Your Practice

A free course for all APHA Members


Earn 2.5 CEs for BCPA
1 CE for CSA or CMC
Pandemic Course 
Pandemic! Take Care of Clients,
Preserve and Grow Your Practice
  Plus Trisha's TIPS:  Tactics for Improved Practice Success
bullet new Your Location – an Important Part of Your Web Presence
  bullet archive Let Others Sing Your Praises
  Trisha's TIPS is a free subscription service.
Find all TIPS and sign up for delivery here
Are You Certified?
Do you need to earn CEs or CEUs?

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Please take the
PracticeUP! Online CE / CEU Survey

PracticeUP! Online has offered BCPA CEUs since its inception.
Recently we have begun reaching out to
additional certifying bodies to get permission to offer PracticeUP! students the CEs / CEUs they need. But we need to know from you which certifications they should be! Examples: see above - the new Pandemic course now offers CEs for three different certifying bodies.

The survey will take about 2 minutes of your time,
and could make earning your CEs or CEUs much easier. 

Find the survey here.

Deadline: May 15th <- this week!
for ADL members
A special section for AdvoConnection
Directory Listed members.
Reminders for +ADL members:
bullet April Directory profile stats are available! Here's how to retrieve yours.
bullet Monitor requests for help!*  Patients need you! Recent requests have come from:
Colorado Virginia Maine
Florida Nebraska New York
... and other states and provinces!
*We have begun to see a big uptick in requests for help, and a surge in directory searches...  please keep your eye on the Unmet Needs list. Patients need you!
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Connect & Share
in the
APHA Connect!
Discussion Forum
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Link to the APHA Connect
Discussion Forum

  Coronavirus / COVID-19 Forum
bullet Health Insurance Grants for the Unemployed
bullet More Great Posts to Share with Clients
bullet hot Curiosity re: re-Opening
  General Conversation
bullet hot Any Alzheimers Specialist Advocates?
bullet hot Professional Identity and Branding
bullet ICOPA 2020 Announcement
bullet American hospital Directory – www.ahd.com
bullet hot E&O Insurance
bullet Hipaa and privacy forms 
bullet providing emergency advocacy
bullet which directories should I be in? (NAHAC??)
bullet hot Best place for reviews?
bullet hot Any other cancer-only advocates?
bullet “Angry Patients Are Getting Billed”
bullet NAICS code?
 +ADL Member Forum
bullet SBA Loans – Help for Determining Eligibility and Obtaining One
bullet Media Request – Kiplinger
bullet Media Request - Consumer Reports
bullet Media Request - MedPage Today
bullet Media Request - ABC News
bullet Media Request - for a documentary
image - coronavirus * The APHA Tuesday Agenda and COVID-19
We continue to identify the many ways we can support you
in an effort to balance your need to stay safe with your desire
to grow your patient-service practice during this critical time.

Our Tuesday Agendas will continue to reflect this focus as long as need be.

Of course, if at any time you can think of any way we can support your needs, please do reach out! Your success is our success.
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Many of our members with clinical credentials - doctors, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and others -- are working on the front lines to defeat this virus and end this pandemic.

Many others are volunteering their time to make others' lives easier and allay some of their fears in the midst of this horror.

Our sincere thanks to each of you for
helping others through this crisis.
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