Melanie Campa replied to the topic Sounding the Alarm – DNRs and Rationing in the forum COVID-19 / CoronaVirus – an Open Forum for Advocates, Care Managers 2 months ago
I have two separate but related stories related to COVID 19
1) A friends husband (55 yrs old) was on a ventilator due to CV. After being on the vent, and his wife of course unable to visit, was contacted by the MD/Hospitalist after he’d been on the vent for 7 days. The Doctor told her that he was not responding to the treatments provided, and…[Read more]
Prior to hospitalization and surgery the providers (Doctors office) needs to obtain a precertification for the procedure and hospitalization. If it was an out patient procedure, a precertification is not always required.
When the Drs. office submits the precert request it includes CPT and ICD10 codes that assist the insurer in determining not…[Read more]
I believe there are several areas that can be reviewed and pursued prior to your client filing for bankruptcy. In addition, the last thing a hospital or provider wants to hear is that a patient intends to file for bankruptcy which may provide the advocate acting on the patients behalf greater leverage in negotiating a reduction of fees.
I have a client with Stage IV cancer. His children asked me about medical cannabis as they were concerned about his prescribed opiate intake. I advised them to discuss it with his oncologist. The oncologist was very receptive and provided the patient with a medical recommendation.
The patient is now using less oral narcotics and has noted an…[Read more]
Melanie Campa replied to the topic 16 Doctor Cartoons That Will Make You Laugh Through the Pain in the forum General Conversation 1 year ago
These made me chuckle. Love the first one!
I agree with Trisha. Provide them with your EIN number for your LLC, as that is the entity providing services, not you as a individual. My presumption is that you, a provider of a billable service(s), are viewed like other providers of services, i.e. doctors, hospitals, durable med. equipment suppliers, all use a TID or EIN in order to have…[Read more]
Yes, I have offered the option of video conferencing in my marketing materials. This is a wonderful tool for clients not in my immediate area, and will enable me to serve a broader population within my state. It also will enable me to video conference with HR directors and their employees in a more timely and efficient manner. I offer Skype,…[Read more]
In the cases of emergency visits and/or emergency admissions, I’ve had success in communications with the hospital medical staff office and ethics committees. Within the bylaws of medical staff privileges a doctor is not able to deny or restrict services based on a patients ability to pay. This brings the hospital into discussions relative to the…[Read more]