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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
0520-1342WAFather had been denied two appeals to stay in facility, Medicare and facility wanted to send him home.I felt he needed more care as OT had stated. He ended up dying in facility instead of coming home. We are now stuck with bill but I feel Medicare or supplemental insurance

Advise me as to whether I am off base on this or not.

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0520-1341ONNeed some help. Having a scheduled csection and feel like I am not getting propercare during covid.

Know my rights and document my concerns in case of something happening to me during surgery.

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0520-1340NSBeen not well for 3 years since a car accident I was in and have a suntan from hydrocephalus and my symptoms only are bad when upright and the rightside of the neck very sore where I hurt it. Doctors dismiss me &won't refer me anywhere. Please help!

I feel like when I explain to doctors they don't listen, take me seriously, examine me, or anything. Not sure my parents try, my attendant & my coordinator has tried and nothing. Being bedridden from this isn't fun and I'm 42

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0520-1339OKProblem with Mercy Hospital. They can’ t get the bill corrected. This has been going over 2 1/2 years. The insurance says do not pay them until it is corrected. I am helping my son try to figure out this mess. Mercy even says the bill is a mess.

We just need some one to help.

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0520-1338UTI need help my doctor was fired by his clinic and I have cancer and the owner of the clinic just canceled a bunch of my iv infusions

By finding out what the problem is with this clinic

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0520-1337NVI want to get results of a stress test taken last Friday (5/8), now being told not available until May 22nd.

The advocate can help me get my stress test results.

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0520-1336CAinvoluntary mredications

i just need to know the rigths of a patient whit mental health

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0520-1335COI would like to speak to advocate who will help me to resolve and reduce recent emergency/hospital stay medical bill.

Review my Hospital bill and find if they charged me for the services that wasn't provided. Negotiate with the hospital for bill reduction opportunity.

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0420-1334VABC/BS has denied a clam for my wife(( $14,000) and another for myself ($4,000). On both cases because the doctors did not provide adequate info for BC/BS to process the payment. Now (six months later) the hospital is billing my wife and I for the charges.

There is a 10 day deadline and the BC/BS billing process is very complicated. We need advice/interpretation if the bill is actually owed by us and correct amount!

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0420-1333MENo one is listening to me. I have medical issues and no doctor listens. Everything in my chart says is a mental health issue- it is not! I can't even go to the doctor alone- I need help so badly and no one will help me! I have seizures!

Help me get a doctor to listen! I have epilepsy, not a personality disorder.

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0420-1332FL- healthcare advocate so if I'm incapacitated they'll communicate my wishes to med staff
following my 5-Wishes
- may be my POA
- must be internet, online calendar skilled
I'm updating Will, Living Will & need FL, nonfamily helper.
Currently wish to pay around $30/hr
Don't have close friends/family near.May want quick review of my 5Wishes and Liv Will, consult w/ me and my attorney. Currently healthy tho 17yr leukemia-survivor in remission!

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0420-1331NEI was incorrectly billed for two different procedures and the bill has been sent to collections even though I was trying to work with the hospital to fix the issue.

I'm not sure what can be done at this point, but I'd like advice.

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0420-1330NYNeeds ongoing treatment and surgery for lipedema.

Trying to find a way to fund this.

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0420-1329ONHelp to advocate for referrals to specialists with family doctor.
Ongoing challenge for 2 years and living with chronic pain.

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0420-1328VAI am living right now in a dependent living place called Gateway Homes. Today Gateway found out that I went to a social media website called Nextdoor and I posted a few things. Now they want to take my laptop and phone away I don't think it is right.

I want somebody to help me explain to them I know what I did was wrong that it won't happen again but they can't have my stuff. I need it for school and I need my phone to be able to call my daughter.

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0420-1327INMy wife of 40 years, who turned 72 on March 31st, has been ping ponged in & out of St Vincent hospital (W. 86th st facility) here in Indianapolis since Christmas. She spent Christmas, her birthday, and now Easter in the hospital.

Was most recently discharged on 4/11/20 - sent home with pneumonia & oxygen, & was re-admitted last Saturday. She was immediately intubated, & has been on a ventilator since (2days). I have good reason to believe she should have not been vented, & her attending doctor does not inspire confidence.

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0420-1326MNHelp with workman's comp. I'm not getting paid from workman's comp.

Workman's comp help.

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0420-1325NSGeorge is currently in Hospital in Truro, Nova Scotia. He urgently requires surgery on his foot that is rotting off off of body. If I could insert a picture here I would. He is suffering and the surgery has not happened yet inspite of the fact that he was told...

It would be immediately after he was admitted a week ago. He is alone and needs an advocate to intervene on his behalf to find out what is going on. Honestly we feel that is just being shoved aside He is 73 (not old). Please help.

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0420-1324NDSoutheast Human Services has not been helping me with anything, including getting CD treatment. I have outreached them and they do not provide me with services. I tell them I only have email for contact at this point, and they only try to use other ways to contact me.

I need someone to help me get setup with Substance Abuse Treatment as soon as possible.

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0420-1323MTNeed help with getting pain management assistance

Working with the dr

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0420-1322MOI have been trying to get treatment for my prostate cancer. My insurance provider is dragging their feet with approval. They are delaying this for now three months since the biopsy. Many undue excuses have been given to me.

Not sure. Looking for someone who can hold them accountable and speed up the process.

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0420-1321NYneed ankle surgery to repair a fracture

need to find surgeon that takes my insurance

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0320-1320ALPatient left Huntsville Hospital as an Environmental Aid after 22 years due to diabetes and eye surgeries. She paid for long term disability. Social Security Disability denied her. With an attorney she received a lump sum and paid many bills. United of Omaha Mutual Insurance is suing for overpayment.

Sent letter to United of Omaha Life Insurance asking for patient to be released from this debt. She received approximately $900.00 a month from Social Security Disability and $375 of it goes to this debt. She paid into Long Term Disability for 22 years. Husband not able to work.

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0320-1319BCNeed some help with the doctors for end of life decisions and the continuation of care.

We are getting conflict information from the doctors and it seems that their taking my fathers decision making ability away.

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0320-1318INBrother is in assisted living with 24/7 nursing who dispense his medication.

Want someone who can maintain purchasing and monitor dispensing of medications.

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0320-1317FLElderly father, surgery for spinal stenosis Jan 9, currently in skilled nursing, no coordination from surgeon, bad bedsore, kidney challenges, he is not in a position to self-advocate. Mom is not either.
1. getting medical coordination. He is still in brace from surgery, and has not had consult with surgeon apparently due to other conditions, but it's unclear
2. advanced wound care attention to stage 4 bedsore
3. Clarity of situation and progress; what should we be planning for next steps?

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0320-1316RII have a childhood friend who had a stroke and he needs to speak badly to a Hospital Advocate to help him work his way through the system. He's trying for SSID and could really use some help. I believe he's had a stroke.

A Hospital advocate can help him work his way though the 'system' in order to get SSID. I used one for myself but I was in Florida and think and advocate can help him too. He keeps getting shut down when he asks for help at his present location.

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0320-1315MOI have a heart condition since 89 thats been hidden overlooked/misdiagnosed as Anxiety & never told me about it & covered it up& won't talk to me since I found the supporting test reports.My PCP ,healthcare facility ,ED staff,Doctors & Anesthesia& Surgeons all knew & never informed me!

I need someone to help me get the correct diagnosis & treatment. I need to know what's wrong with me not just gave scripts heart medications and told my hearts fine when my medical records clearly they different and cereal EKGs to the emergency department confirmed by Cardiology.

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0320-1314OHI received the bill for my stay on Jan 10. I noticed the bill didn't have the 'usual' financial assistance application I usually see on the back of a hospital's bill. So I called and asked.
I was told that if I did not request financial assistance when I was admitted, I could not get any. Well, I was brought in by my husband and was having a major psychiatric episode. I was not in the state of mind to discuss or comprehend something like that. My husband filled out the paperwork and doesn't remember anyone saying anything about financial assistance.
I have spoken to several people at the facility and their third party billing. Everyone just keeps transferring me to the other person.

I need help finding out if their 'financial assistance' policy is truly their policy or if they are not being truthful.

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0320-1313CAmedical billing review and settlement

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0320-1312MDI need help choosing treatment &provider for spinal issues with related pelvic floor, Leg ankle fractures & recent right hip replacement I am looking for recommendations for treatment going forward with the interplay of these muscular skeletal issues. I am 68 & had L4-5 fused at 13 &T10 removed at40

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0220-1311KYI’ve been through Dental nightmare the dentist who put my bridge on did it wrongSince this has happened I’ve been through several root canalsroof of my mouth dug from infectionmuscle clipped now I have to get my bridge broke 2 teeth extracted & bridge redone the cost is huge

Look for financial assistant

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0220-1310TNI am dietbic I had no insurance coverage 2019 I had it 2018 it didn't renew went in hospital jan 2019 gave card ins co would not cover me I wasn't told by drs or ins co. I had 2 month after jan to renew my coverage I need help

I didn't know that after my ins stop dec 31 I went hospital jan 8 had no coverage wasn't told I had 2 months to renew my coverage i gave the my ins card they turn it down i got stuck with full bill what can i do

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0220-1309GAI don't I'm not being listened to. I believe I have a hard to diagnose problem. Doctors aren't listening or even preforming the simple test to prove or disprove my belief or trying to pass the buck off to the next doctor. Meanwhile, symptoms are changing.

I need someone to come on and have my back make sure I'm not going in alone. Advocate with me while I self advocate. I'm getting tired.

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0220-1308INMy father is hard of hearing, we need someone to be at Dr. Appointments with him. Keep track of what is going on, organize his appointments. I live out of state, we need someone to be his ears and advocate.

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0220-1307LAHelp obtaining medical records, faxing or mailing records to doctors. Submitting insurance documents

Help organize medical records, submit insurance information. Forward medical reports prior to doctors visits

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0220-1306MTPharmacy gave my DNR mom double dose pills of morphine but labeled them as single dose.

Find an advocate to help us right this wrong

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0220-1305MIMy husband's insurance company is denying him rehab services after his stroke.

We feel our social worker at the hospital did not submit the required documents in a timely manner during all our appeals to be able to get approval for him into a long term rehab

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0220-1304AZMy adult disabled brother is profoundly deaf and intellectually challenged. He is in immediate need of housing. He is on SSI as his only income. He is on 4 waiting lists and has applied for DDD and AZ Long Term Care.

My brother is unable to care for himself (other than grooming, getting on a bus etc.). He has refused my help and our elderly Mom is unable to care for him.

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0220-1303GANeed help regarding my open enrollment application for the healthcare mktplace on 11/15/19. I’ve received one article of mail from “them” telling me that they had to respond to me in 45 days & that piece of mail was my response.

I’m hoping you can steer me in a direction to get answers. Calling associated government numbers does nothing going to local offices does nothing. Do you have any suggestions ??? Thank you very much for your time.

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0220-1302TXShe has Hepatic Encephanlopathy, she is in need of a liver transplant, she has been to the E.R. several times, she has a daughter who has Williams Disease, she's about to lose her home. I provided her email address and telephone#. She needs help.

Her medical needs to the ER end there she needs a specialist, she needs legal and financial help with foreclosure on her home. She needs help understanding and filling out documents.

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0220-1301COHospital violated HIPPA, have not provided medical info to POA, lied about health need in order to get him placed out of the hospital, created a division between the patient and his POA/family.

We have a meeting with the hospital patient rep, although she’s nice, her voice undertones speaks on behalf of the hospital not my brother.

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0220-1300NVI have a TBI from domestic violence I have bulged disks running on nerves and no relief from my doctors the pain pills don’t work anymore I’ve been dealing with doctors and I get no relief. I had to go on disability because of the permanent damage he did.

I’m hoping an advocate will express my problems to the doctors and find what can be done to help me. I sometimes feel they just want to keep me in pain and on pain pills.

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0220-1299ONDiagnosis: PTSD and Post Concussion Syndrome
Help with: transportation to appointments, filling medical forms, helping me communicate with doctors and insurance company, emails and phone calls

Help me potentially find an advocate in my area to help with me being on long term sick leave

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0220-1298MINeed help with long term disability and to go on Independent medical examinations

Support and guide me through his impossible system to get the help I deserve and need

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0220-1297QCAddress my doctors lack of knowledge/experience with myalgic encephelomyelitis and her recommendations that are contraindicated in this illness and likely to result in permanent disability.

Ensure she does not make me return to work until my condition improves

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0220-1296RII need legal assistance with my housing, laws and rights for mental health patients

I need help going in the right direction

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0220-1295FLMale, mid 80’s,subdural hematoma.brought to hospital in Miami, operation was successful. This was Jan 25th. Last 10days, some concerning issues. looking at a release to the Key West Health and Rehab 1-3 weeks. Need someone experienced in TBI’s with heart, clotting complications to be available.

Stay on top of procedures, medications, know his history well. Communicate mainly with his daughter Lissa, who was with him the hospital as long as possible. We want a dedicated set of eyes and ears of someone who knows his history, meds, and has experience with this situation, or similar

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0220-1294PAI just waited 3 1/2 yrs to get a broken hip replacement with no real pain management & after care was horrible. I’ve fallen so many times due to neuropathy as i also have titanium cages C2-C6 that now i’m again “waiting” to b human & again not getting care

Honestly? I’ve been trying to just get semi human for over 9 yrs, each time surgery is harder, less pain help & less care. i’m basically home bound and bedridden and between UPMC insur & my pcp not doing his job, I’m dying slowly

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