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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
0822-1575WYDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: Denial insurance for a hospital bill.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Guidance please

Request submitted on: 08/9/2022

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0822-1574FLDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: in rehab post sub dural hematoma, mostly pt/ot for strength and essential functions. Last we heard he is progressing, but not ready for release. Severe lack of communication about what is needed to prepare him for transition from rehab to home care.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Get communication flow from pt/ot to social services (transition and discharge). Current patient level, progress, final level needed for discharge. Someone needs to go to the house to see what equipment is appropriate.

Request submitted on: 08/8/2022

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0822-1573MDDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: Brother in rehab w/ some dementia/delusions is too functional for nursing care but not a candidate for most Assisted Living due to issues w/ alcohol, poor decision-making, lack of personal hygiene. Won't cook for himself or take his rx. Neighbors take advantage of him and home is unsafe.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Need help finding Medicaid care solution either in Adult Day care (w/ alcohol restrictions) or group home that is supervised. Rx support is key. Brother is 70. Currently he's in Randallstown MD facility but may be moved or forced to leave soon. Legal residence is Emmitsburg MD

Request submitted on: 08/8/2022

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0822-1571WII am being charged for part of a surgery performed in early June of this year that was required due to cancer. Anthem denied payment of this charge and Aurora is billing me for it. I am at my out of pocket maximum for the year
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I am at a standstill with both insurance provider and healthcare provider on this charge

Request submitted on: 08/5/2022

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0822-1569MNRequest from mother of an adult male with paranoid schizophrenia. Mother is the legal guardian and is seeking helping securing civil commitment to a community mental health facility, feels he needs hospitalization and is not getting the right level of care. Son has health insurance.

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0822-1568PApatient hospitalized with lung cancer diagnosis. no family members nearby and need patient advocate to assure best medical care
How Can an Advocate Help You?: assist patient with medical treatment options

Request submitted on: 08/2/2022

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0822-1567MOI am having heart attack symptoms related to my ptsd anxiety and panic disorder. It's giving me dangerous blood pressure spikes and severe chest painthat radiates into my left arm and jaw. I've been checked out medically and honestly I'm at my wits end. I feel like I have death.sentence.please.help
How Can an Advocate Help You?: help find a Dr to treat my anxiety with the meds that are most effective. I need to be on clonazapam or Ativan. that's the only thing that works.

Request submitted on: 08/1/2022

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0722-1566NJAs a person diagnosed with situational anxiety, dealing with chronic legal abuse in family court, domestic violence, etc. I need a case manager/ advocate to help me navigate all the social services to help prevent homelessness for me & my son, organize myself for legal matters etc
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need someone who can be a case manager/ advocate that hands on helps me get organized

Note from APHA: She needs someone with a social services background who can help her navigate services. Needs to be pro-bono.

Request submitted on: 07/28/2022

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0722-1565AZDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: Billing my insurance is not covering enough
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Billing issues with insurance

Request submitted on: 07/28/2022

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0722-1564TXI am needing someone to help me find out what is wrong with me. I am dealing with doctors but I keep feeling as though I am getting dismissed by blaming my issues on a chronic pain disorder I'm not even sure I have. I need help getting answers.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need someone is able to speak up for me, as I get too nervous to do so. I need help demanding actual answers so I stop getting dismissed.

Note from APHA: Person indicates that pro-bono would be easier for her, but will also pay for an advocate.

Request submitted on: 07/22/2022

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0722-1563SCDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: Help getting neurologist.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Handle calls with providers.

Request submitted on: 07/18/2022

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0722-1561GAI am having trouble with both my Neurosurgeon and Pain Management Doctor.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I have documents that my Pain Management Doctor requested but overlooked and he doesn't to do anything other than Epidural Injections even though I have told him they don't work. He wanted another Doctor to deal with me. I have FMD & it is in my chart.

Request submitted on: 07/11/2022

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0722-1560SCGabriel has stage IV lung cancer.We are working with SCOA, but they are unresponsive. Gabriel should have resumed chemotherapy a month ago. We can't see an Oncologist until the 12th- he needs help four weeks ago! Too little, too late! I leave messages, speak with people and get the runaround.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: We need medical attention immediately- NOT the emergency room!

Request submitted on: 07/05/2022

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0722-1559NHWe fielded a call from the sister-in-law of a woman who has been in the hospital for 2 ½ weeks. The sister experienced sudden onset depression. She had anxiety, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide. In her attempt to commit suicide she incurred a brain injury and now has cognitive issues. She is in a state hospital in New Hampshire. She can walk, feed herself, and take a shower, but needs a bit of assistance with some of these tasks. The hospital is reluctant to release her to her home and the husband is trying to find a place that will take her. Because of the patient’s cognitive deficiency, the state psychiatric hospital has declined her. They feel they are stuck in a black hole and they are trying to find someplace that is appropriate for her.

Request submitted on: 07/01/2022

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0622-1558TNI need assistance with multiple bills from one medical incident for myself that started in April, 2022. I'm looking for someone who can negotiate the bill down in price and help me set up payment plans with each hospital. I want someone who can ensure I am not being overcharged.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need assistance with multiple bills from one incident that occurred in April. I'm looking for someone who can negotiate the bill down in price and help me set up payment plans with each hospital. I want someone who can ensure I am not being overcharged.
Request submitted on: 06/27/2022

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0622-1557NYI have Cervical Medullary Syndrome but my cervical spine is stable, the problem is my occipital plate. I really really need help finding a neurosurgeon who will actually try to help me. My symptoms are progressive and I can't screen any more doctors
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I don't know, hopefully finding and screening neurosurgeons?
Request submitted on: 06/22/2022

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0622-1556MOHad emergency heart surgery, insurance refusing to pay, stuck with $300k hospital bill that I can't afford.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need help figuring out what my options are. I've already applied for financial assistance and they've dropped my bill to around $160k now but I still can't afford it and I likely won't qualify for aid.
Request submitted on: 06/17/2022

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