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This Week's APHA Agenda
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
~ John F. Kennedy

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  Don't forget:  you'll need to be logged into the APHA membership site to access many of these links:  www.myAPHA.org  
bullet archive Need to No – Giving Too Much (APHA Blog)
bullet archive Sharing Healthcare’s Dirty Little Secrets (APHA Blog)
bullet podcast Helping Your Clients Pay for Your Services (or Anything Else) in an Unexpected Way
bullet orb  Use a Disclaimer on Your Website
calendar image  Schedule & Attend  

New Expert Call-in Schedule Coming Soon!

ADL image  For +ADL Members Only
A special section for AdvoConnection Directory Listed members.
bullet April directory profile stats will be available later this week.  Here's how to retrieve yours
bullet Monitor requests for help!  Patients need you! Recent requests have come from:
Texas Missouri Idaho
California Minnesota Michigan
... and other states and provinces!
bullet Reminder! It's always a good time to ask former clients for a testimonial for your AdvoConnection listing. Here's how to make it easy.
refer a new member  Extend Your Membership - Free!
Refer a new member to APHA
We know you talk to others on occasion about becoming an independent advocate. For those who are interested in learning more about a career in advocacy, we hope you suggest a membership in APHA!

When you do, we want to reward you! Once your referral joins, and depending on the choice of membership (PACE or Premium) of the person you refer, you'll receive extra months tacked on to your own membership.

It's easy to claim your referral award, but you must follow the instructions to do so.  So please do - refer new folks to join APHA! Then report it to us. You'll be glad you did.
5 star reviews  5 Star 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 took the time to provide the review.
star Jill Ice
star Lisa Berry Blackstock
star Christine Van Haren
  Should your clients be providing testimonials and endorsements for your directory listing too?  Here are some guidelines to help you request them.
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We want to hear from you!
  Your new APHA leadership invites you to share YOUR priorities, ideas, suggestions, complaints.... whatever is on your mind!

Most pages on the myAPHA site have a link to the APHA Suggestion Box. It takes you to the Suggestion Box page and form.

Please use it liberally!
PracticeUP logo  Take a Course at PracticeUP!
PracticeUP! Online is a sister site to APHA and offers online courses to help you learn the skills you need to start and grow your business. APHA members take courses for free or at a discount. www.PracticeUPOnline.com
Client Acquisition: Converting Callers to Clients

Most APHA members may take this course for free!
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  Take this course:
You’ll know exactly what to say, when, and how to say it to improve your chances of acquiring a new client
You’ll know how to answer the question, “How much do you charge?,” even when you don’t yet know the answer.
You’ll better understand objections, and how to overcome them in a call.
You’ll find a useful and very specific, effective call format for contracting and getting paid.
Find your coupon code to take this course for free!
Client Acquisition: Converting Callers to Clients
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APHA Discussion Forum -connect  Connect & Share
In the APHA Connect! Discussion Forum
*Indicates a Forum open to only designated members
  General Conversation
bullet hot Congratulations to those who passed the BCPA exam!
bullet Getting into Mayo Clinic Rochester
bullet hot Pediatric Craniosynostosis
bullet PACB Test Preparation
bullet hot HIPAA compliant portable file box
bullet Training Caring, Compassionate and Competent Doctors
bullet hot Medicare chronic care management?
bullet So GOOD to meet you at ICOPA!
  +ADL Forum*
bullet hot Stem Cell Joint Pain Treatment – Insurance Coverage
bullet Looking for advocate or attorney withi Medicaid waiver experience
bullet Media Request: Drug Markups for Hospital Outpatients
bullet Media Request – Insider – Seeking insurance expert (Wig coverage)
  Medical Billing & Claims SIG Forum
bullet Article: “CFPB Reports Flood of Medical Debt-Collection Complaints Last Year
bullet Article re: Millions with lose Medicaid Coverage when COVID Emergency Ends
bullet Unique Scenario regarding Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  APHA Academy 100 Days to Launch (WS 2022)*
bullet hot NSO Rider
bullet hot Encryption, E-Signature and Form-filling
bullet Response from PACB re: earning CEs prior to certification
bullet hot Cohort Networking Tues 04/12/22
bullet hot BCPA Congratulations!!
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