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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
1122-1633WAI am a single mom with low-income status. I have upcoming knee surgery that involves ACL and Meniscus repair. With my insurance and the estimate, I received it cost me around $2500. However, it seems too much for 2 procedures at the same time. I would like someone review on this.

How Can an Advocate Help You?: Reviewing the estimate and help with financing.

Request submitted on: 11/21/22

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1122-1632MOI am 57 with history of back issues. I have gotten rear-ended last night and went to the hospital and was given nothing for pain

A MRI states severe spinal stenosis with out contrast.

The hospital refused to give me anything for pain because of the fentanyl issue around our area?

Why am I being victimized??

Request submitted on: 11/17/22

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1122-1631CAI am being denied access to understanding my blood test results in writing formated as Purpose, Doctor's recommendations, consistent with analysis consistent with the test data. I need an advocate who can help me obtain what I know is medically necessary and is inconsistently provided.

How Can an Advocate Help You?: Is a real leader who can provide me with access to diagnostic blood test data purpose, recommendation analysis data that my doctor withheld since my March 03, 2022 25 blood tests. He handed me 15 pages I could not read telling me the printer ran out of ink. Help?

Request submitted on: 11/16/22

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1122-1630CT I am inquiring on behalf of my parents who are both 85. They live outside of New Haven, Connecticut and could use a patient advocate to help find and coordinate various doctors.

Request submitted on: 11/16/2022

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1122-1629MII'm in need of a Private Patient Advocate
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Need help with understanding new diagnosis and treatment options.

Request submitted on: 11/15/2022

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1122-1628FLMy mother is 94. She lives alone. She has multiple medical problems. She thinks clearly. Right now she has sores on her foot which haven’t healed. It’s been recommended that she have vascular surgery to improve the circulation in her legs. She is scared to have it.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: By evaluating her medical needs, arranging for second opinions, driving her to appointments, providing knowledgeable support including note taking and advocating for her.

Request submitted on: 11/16/2022

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1122-1627AZThe date for an informal conference was set , postponed,and then my appeal was dropped the day before the postponed informal conference. 3 letters written by the same person who blamed me for not showing to the original informal conference she postponed and I made a complaint about postponing
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I have referrals to surgeons on my ears since April 19 2021 and referrals to infectious disease since Aug 2021 do to infections caused by not having the surgeries. I have lost my home and living in my car because of this I need help

Request submitted on: 11/14/2022

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1122-1626KYIndividual is in need of health care services. She indicate that she has spinal stenosis, sciatica, neuropathy, scoliosis, and her doctor has cut off the only medication that has helped her. She expressed that she has so much medically wrong with her.

Request submitted on: 11/14/2022

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1122-1625FLPatient medical advocate, support advocate
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Guidance, decision making, medical and community resource support, medical wellness, accessing medical care.
Executive function skills-someone to help with cognition based daily activities

Request submitted on: 11/13/2022

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1122-1624MNNeed urgent help. Vaccine injured. Covid long haul, heart issues , cancer spreading all over. Nurse myself 22 years. Harmed locally need to get to Mayo in Rochester MN urgently I can get there need help tgere. An advocate very sick can explain more. Very urgent in nature
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Need help someone in Rochester MN area Mayo Clinic or can meet me there I’m from kc can explain more send pictures. Desperately need help

Request submitted on: 11/10/2022

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1122-1623MOHomeless man with mental illness is in need of an advocate who can help him with navigating care. This is a pro-bono case. If you're interested in helping this person, we can share his emails with you that outline his situation.

Request submitted on: 11/3/2022

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1122-1622OHI cannot get a medical statement from my doctor. I think that I am paying more out of pocket fees than Cigna, my Medicare supplementary has stated. I can't check to see what Medicare, Cigna, and myself are paying without a medical statement.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need to know how to get a medical statement when the billing office refuses to give me one.

Request submitted on: 11/3/2022

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1122-1621LAOwing a bill for years. Really stressing me out. Can not afford it.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Lead me in the right direction

Request submitted on: 11/1/2022

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1022-1620SCAdult daughter (located in Florida) needs an advocate to accompany her 94-year old mother to doctor visits, etc. Mother has a range of health issues (heart, blood pressure, kidneys, plus anxiety).

Request submitted on: 10/31/2022

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1022-1619CABeing forced to taper off of opiod prescription for chronic pain due to severe neuropathy pain. Having anxiety/panic from situation. Blood pressure highly elevated from pain and constant stress. I am in no condition to have to fight for medical care that could save my life. No family left. Help
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Getting medical attention and treatment that prevents me from having a stroke or heart attack. My health issues require a team of specialists and I am unable to orchestrate this feat on my own. Please, need help now.

Request submitted on: 10/29/2022

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1022-1618WAThis is a dental issue regarding hybrid arches I had in stalled two years ago in Denver, CO. Teeth have broken out and one of the arches has broken. They have offered to replace it all brand new. Based on the previous work they did, I am not confident.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I want someone knowledgeable who can help me make sure the work gets done right.

Request submitted on: 10/27/2022

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1022-1617CASevere back issues, he has anthem blue shield and recommendations for shots etc by pain clinic and doctor keep getting denied. He needs help
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Assist in getting procedures done.

Request submitted on: 10/27/2022

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1022-1615IAMy life partner of 15+ years has been subjected to no care or treatments for life-threatening issues with overload of fluids in her body/abdomen/legs/lungs/heart.
No doctors seem to know what to do or
try to find someone who knows what to do.

Request submitted on: 10/20/2022

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1022-1614MIPatient is homeless, jobless and can't get proper medical care. Is on Medicaid. Broke her back in 2005 and 2017. Prior to COVID, patient was being treated every six months for 8 years for back pain. She would like to continue to maintain treatment and needs assistance in obtaining a diagnosis for another injury. Pro bono case.

Request submitted on: 10/12/2022

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1022-1613TXA woman is looking for insurance options for her adult daughter who was in a serious hiking accident while in between jobs. Her daughter had a major head injury and is missing part of her skull. Her mother is concerned about the long term care plan as well. She is nervous about her budget for an advocate and is also looking at pro bono options.

Request submitted on: 10/11/2022

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1022-1612D.C./VAI am looking for a patient advocate in the Washington DC/Arlington, va area for my sister who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

Request submitted on: 10/6/2022

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1022-1611TNI am a 35 yr retired ER /RN under mysterious circumstances, my physiatrist was taken from me. It had nothing to do with my Dr I believe, lots of problems in my chart I requested. I have not been given the whole chart. excuses don't hold water. I am a nurse, and this is violation of procedure if nothing else but there is more. Can you help with this in any way? thank you. No one will tell me who. No one. I am not stupid but they sure think I am.....breaking HIPAA laws as though they dont exsist.

Request submitted on: 10/4/2022

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1022-1610GAMy mother was arrested and is awaiting charges due to an extreme mental health episode. She is in desperate need of a Legal Advocate, she is going to attempt to represent herself in court, but she is not mentally competent.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I was hoping a legal mental health Advocate could be of support to her during her court trail with multiple felonies, she is attempting to represent herself in court, she is nowhere mentally competent.

Request submitted on: 10/4/2022

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1022-1608MOMisinformation in record. Told I wasn't sick and that the hospital was for sick people.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Expunge record. Make sure I am not unfairly expelled from the hospital, or services.

Request submitted on: 10/3/2022

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1022-1607KYBilling dispute that I can’t get resolved.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Would like someone to resolve a billing issue with hospital.

Request submitted on: 10/1/2022

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0922-1606WII believe my son is not receiving the medical attention he needs to heal.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Speak on his behalf and convince them he needs more help than he is recovering.

Request submitted on: 09/30/2022

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0922-1605WII need help communicating with doctors. I need help with appointments and getting rides.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Talk to doctors on my behalf. find me a ride for appointments Be pro bono as I am on disability.

Request submitted on: 09/28/2022

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0922-1604MDDescribe the Problem or Services You Need: In-person help with 70-year-old male to do:
Support in ALL activities of daily living
Cleaning, laundry
Help with transportation
Medication management
Personal hygiene
Help with trips to MD, post office
Someone who can deal with early dementia and alcoholism
High fall risk
Doesn't eat

How Can an Advocate Help You?: Siblings are all out of state or otherwise unable to help any more. Need someone who can check on our brother a couple of times a week and help him with surviving in his rented rooms.

Request submitted on: 09/26/2022

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0922-1603NJA mom of a 13-year old boy with a history of medical issues needs assistance. Mom is in New Jersey but son has been getting specialized pediatric care in Philadelphia. The boy needs a surgery that’s been delayed due to COVID. Now that it can be scheduled, the insurance company is denying it.

Request submitted on: 09/23/2022

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0922-1602FLI am looking for a health care advocate to assist me with a billing issue for a stress test I had in Florida. Part of the stress test report was written by a radiologist, not a cardiologist and MY cardiologist couldn't read the report and thus it was useless to him.

I reached out to the center director where I had the test and the first thing she told me was, " I can see right way that we over billed you"!

She then transferred me to the head of Radiology who went on and on about how good they were and I had to interrupt her to plead my case. She said she would talk to the director and have her call me back. That was end of July.

I have heard nothing from them until I arrived back home from a trip on Sept 19th to a letter that said I would be sent to collections if I didn't pay the bill, which they did reduce. But I don't feel like I should have to pay for something that was useless to my cardiologist.

I have trying to reach them for the past several days and they won't return my calls.

Request submitted on: 09/21/2022

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0922-1601MAI am looking for housing and services for my Son who lost his apartment while in the hospital.

Request submitted on: 09/21/2022

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0922-1600CAI need assistance with a premature hospital release issue, forged medical records to hide the negligence, and a failure to provide a standard of care for my recovery. I am homebound, unable to walk and unable to get basic medical care.

Request submitted on: 09/21/2022

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0922-1599NYThere is gentleman in Buffalo, NY who has been transferred to a nursing home (from a rehab facility) and his local caregiver (the daughter of his long-term partner) does not feel he is getting the best care. The requestor is a family friend who is trying to support the local caregiver and help her get some objective, expert support. She does think it should be someone local who can visit and assess the situation in person.

Request submitted on: 09/20/2022

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0922-1598NCI live in Colorado but my mom is in an assisted living facility in Raleigh NC and I need help navigating some issues with the facility. Thank you!

Request submitted on: 09/13/2022

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0922-1597HII had elective surgery 2 years ago on my abdomen and it never fully healed. The surgeon continues to make excuses and has done 5 unsuccessful revisions over the past year. Currently, an ultra sound showed that I still have sutures left in my abdomen causing me constant pain, inflammation and some infection. The surgeon has offered to do a surgery again but cannot guarantee he will remove the remaining sutures. I don’t know how to deal with this issue. I am extremely cautious in allowing him to do another surgery on me. I feel like so many things are wrong, unethical, almost malpractice about this situation and I don’t know what to do.

Request submitted on: 09/9/2022

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0922-1596OHI went to an ER in February because I was having a panic attack / anxiety attack; I have been on anxiety medication for the majority of my adult life. They performed a CT Scan, and I was billed for Level 4 ED Visit. I think its excessive.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Let me know if its reasonable for the ED doctor to have done a CT Scan, which seems to always make a visit into a Level 4 (over $2,500 for this line item with NO further detail).

Request submitted on: 09/8/2022

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0922-1595FLLooking for a Personal Care Advocate for long term care policy and guidance
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Meet requirements for LT care evaluation for Betsey (94 yo widow living at home)

Request submitted on: 09/5/2022

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0922-1594OHMy son is unable to understand the paperwork he has been receiving in the mail from medicaid. He has been receiving ss disability payments but I think there is a problem with medicaid and he needs someone to advocate for him.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Find out what benefits he currently has and what he needs to do to continue getting them. He is living alone, can barely walk and take care of himself and is in terrible pain. He cannot concentrate well enough to understand the paperwork and what he needs to do.

Request submitted on: 09/2/2022

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0922-1593CAPatient is having health issues due to long term mold exposure and is in need of a health advocate to help him. He lives in Costa Mesa, CA and would like someone that would be able to meet with him in person.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: It would help patient to have someone manage his healthcare.

Request submitted on: 09/2/2022

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0922-1592NCThis patient is in severe pain in her cervical spine and has been getting treatment at a Regional Hospital. She would like to have the help of advocate who can assist her in getting medical care at the hospital. Individual has experienced and documented challenges and barriers to her care, and this information will be shared with the requesting advocate. She indicated she will pay for advocacy services.

Request submitted on: 09/1/2022

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0922-1590WYI found I had non-ACA compliant insurance and ended up in a Hospital in Jackson Wyoming with a collapsed lung and a diagnosis of a rare lung disease. Due to junk insurance I am on the hook for $72,000. Hospital financial services offers me 30% off bill but want
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Go through my bills: coding, getting details on large bills chunked together under titles like “person management” for $3890 and “pharmacy” for $968.
Advocate for me with hospital’s financial director—I thought I had insurance and the premiums alone cost me $3450.

Request submitted on: 09/1/2022

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0922-1591NCI need help for a patient who is in a rest home. l have irrevocable power of attorney. Dr and business office refuses to give me medical information. Dr @ facility refuses to discuss serious medical issues. Business office gives me a statement of Zero and tell me that they don't get money and there is no bill . I think that they have assigned themselves beneficiary of his SSI check and receive all his money but refuse to give me that information. Business office says they have no copy of his medicaid card or medicare card either. They refuse to give him hair cut or clip his nails. He has LTC disability. Half his body is paralysed, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and diabetes. I have to fight tooth and nail to see podiatrist and cardiologist that found a blood clot 3.5 mg in June 2022. Every time that I make a appointment outside of facility with specialist or physician they tell me that I have to take him in my car and put his wheel chair in my car and take him myself. They try to scare or coerce me to use their in house doctor only. Social worker refuses to help. etc. He still needs to see oncologist for prostate cancer ASAP

Note from APHA: This is currently a pro bono case. APHA has reached out to possible funding sources to see if we can get some funds to pay the advocate who takes on this case. No promises but we are trying.

Request submitted on: 09/1/2022

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