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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
0522-1552FLI had outpatient surgery for a subtotal perforation of my eardrum causing hearing loss and ear infections, has the outpatient surgery and was quoted $6,500 Out of pocket through the good faith estimate. Once the surgery was completed, I was surprised with a $20,000 Bill owed.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I think i might qualify under the "No surprise act" but unsure if that's the case.
Request submitted on: 05/20/2022

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0522-1551FLI need immediate and affordable radiology and surgical services. I will have insurance in July, but have been in need of a surgery for over 3 months already being untreated, the pain has become unbearable. I've been out of work so I can't afford to pay out of pocket. Help.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need help finding short-term coverage that has a deductible/payment I can afford that covers most, if not all of the surgery and diagnostic costs or help finding a medical emergency fund I can apply to for help. I can't afford this and can't live with this much pain anymore.
Request submitted on: 05/20/2022

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0522-1550MINursing (rehab) facility caused condition to worsen, did not provide the adequate rehab needed to rehabilitate my father. Insurance company states nursing facility depleted rehab coverage but nursing facility will not provide documentation showing rehab was performed.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: We need some direction, we need to know what our rights are and what help we can apply for and what insurance should cover. Possibly filing a complaint against the nursing facility
Request submitted on: 05/18/2022

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0522-1549AZI am bleeding money for the second decade to get to the bottom of my Lyme and mold related health problems, my BCBS cannot provide me with any qualified providers, I have been paying countless out of pocket providers that are trained in these areas for the second decade.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Get insurance to get the help I need paid. im told inot covered Protect me from doctors that say they are qualified for my issues and then after much $$ find they are not. I know of excellent Doctors that get patients better from this, I cannot afford access to
Request submitted on: 05/14/2022

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0522-1548MOI had an emergency surgery for an infection in my testicle area. I ended up with about $19970 in debt because I am uninsured.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Any little bit would help. I am only paying $30/month on my bill of about $19,970 in debt and that is after they put some if it into collections. That is all I can afford and they want about $300/month.
Request submitted on: 05/11/2022

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0522-1547MII had surgeries done at U of M I am now four months after my surgeries can’t move my foot can’t feel it the doctor told me that I can have surgery if the doctor next looks at it and maybe amputation. U of M will not contact me back
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Getting the surgeon who messed my leg up to tell me what happened and why they haven’t contacted me or tried to see what was wrong.
Request submitted on: 05/09/2022

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0522-1546TXHello, My insurance company has denied the claims for my spinal fusion. Prior to surgery, my insurance company refused to confirm or deny medical coverage. Since then, I am now stuck with over 100K in bills.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: Look through the correspondence I have and determine if the insurance should be covering this procedure. Also, if they should cover this, what are the next steps.
Request submitted on: 05/01/2022

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0422-1545MOI have a rare disease (Dercum’s) and other, common medical issues. I want help receiving medical care.
How Can an Advocate Help You?
I think someone who understands medical terminologies could help me convey my medical needs to my healthcare providers.

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0422-1544TXI have been blocked from seeing a GI doctor for a chronic condition that cannot be cured. This doctor works for a large group that owns almost all GI offices in my area. Because he will not see me he has flagged my record and I cannot get care.
How Can an Advocate Help You?: I need to get a new GI doctor. I was blocked due to unemployment and starting a new job where I could not take time off to do a colonoscopy procedure. This angered the doctor and he banned me for non-compliance.

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0422-1543IDI recently received a large out of pocket expense for an emergency appendectomy. I would like to have this bill audited for correctness since the total was over $40K. I live in Pocatello, Idaho and this billing is from Portneuf Medial Center. Their reputation for mistakes has me concerned that I
Am being billed incorrectly. How much do your services cost? Is this something you can help me with?

How Can an Advocate Help You?: Audit medical records & review billing. I was told I could submit a cash offer and they would review it. My insurance paid $33K! My out of pocket is over $8K! I am hoping to find an advocate that can help me pay what is the fair price.

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0422-1542CAI am a patient with complicated health issues. Chronic pain and need an advocate to help me get continued pain management.
Advocate for me the legality of pain management.
And help me find services.
I just want to be able to live comfortably and have quality of life.

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0422-1541MNI am the legal guardian my adult son who suffers from schizophrenia, developmentally delayed and drug addiction. I am in desperate need of an advocate familiar with obtaining mental health services when patient has no insight.

I need an advocate that can help me navigate threw the local county social services that are denying care and long term treatment. I am told locally he has to volunteer for care even though he is danger to himself and others.

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0322-1540MNSeeking help with locating providers to treat patient.

Locate Primary care in the area.

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0322-1539MIWe need support in dealing with step son who we believe is paranoia schizoprenic and prone to violence. An incident occured this past Friday. We need help asap.

We need to speak to someone, an advocate, a support group regarding our stepson.

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0322-1538OHI need an advocate for my disabled adult son.

I need support. I cannot get home health care to help me take care of my son. I cannot get proper equipment for my son, safety issues, and everything is denied. I cannot get the services needed such as pt, ot, speech at home. Doctor appts canceled due to driveway.

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0322-1537MIMy health has diminished greatly in just 2 yrs. Every concern I have has gone untreated and they have caused permanent irreversible damage to my health shortening my life span

I need help getting the doctors to listen to me and fallow through with answers to there diagnoses to treat me instead of causing more problems with medication

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0322-1536NVMy nephew has been caught in a medical crisis. He needs surgery to and there is not one surgeon in Las Vegas who is qualified nor certified to perform the surgery which he needs. Summerlin hospital in Las Vegas informed him he has to have a IVC filter removed.

The Procedure was performed @ UCLA with approval from Medi-Cade now after several attempts this request continues to be denied to have it removed even at the insistence of his doctors at Summerlin to transfer him for this procedure.

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0322-1535COHelp getting proper services for complicated health care. Checking codes to see if they are correct and billed correctly. Advocate for patients rights and to be treated fairly. Liaison if needed for hospitalizations and or surgeries. Keep patients in the know

Advocate for proper healthcare with respect to patients. Possibly stepping into caregiver role that is trying to do this now for myself and husband
0322-1534MN1) spending a lot of time and energy in navigating care systems with billing issue
2)coordination of care and advocacy

We need help navigating the medical systems and also advocating for appropriate referrals and care.

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0322-1533TXHi. 55 yo Have been on dialysis for 3 months. My wife will donate her kidney— but am having a problem between my Insurance company and the hospital. Houston Methodist. I am not sure who is holding me back— but I need a third party to make things more transparent. If this an area where you can help me? Please.

Look into my situation see if hospital or insurance co is holding me back from my transplant.

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0322-1532MOHelp getting a diagnosis, I have too many doctors, so much information yet they don’t work together

By helping me figure out the mountain of tests

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0222-1531CTDisabled widow on SS income n pension with over $200k medical bills. Two insurance companies claiming the other is primary and I want to go back to the previous insurance company by March 31 2022

Help me get back to previous insurance, get medical bills paid, mostly expenses related to hospital aquired covid while inpatient for SIRS and pneumonia. Providers are billing me, calling, emails, etc. Very stressful. I don't have the cognitive ability to handle this on my own.

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0222-1530PAVery complicated chronic issues of type 1 diabetes, gastroparesis , much pain, kidney disease, seizures , etc…. Some great specialists at Temple Hospital an hour and a half away. In an emergency , she can no longer tolerate that long drive so for last year goes to local hospital. Problemp

She is not getting better or at least have a tolerable life. She has no life. She lives in the hospital . I don’t know how I can help any more. I am resourceful . She has Dr. Parkman at Temple, world renowned . Now she barely eats /still pain

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0222-1529NMI need an advocate that will help me with a situation where my Dr abruptly took my pain medicine away for something I was not guilty of !! He received a call stating I was selling my medications and it's a lie I can prove it . Please help me

I need someone who can look into my situation, I've never had a bad drug test , no reason for Dr to not trust me and this call was made and I was falsy accused of something I never did . I'm suffering need help

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0222-1528CAI was in an accident last summer, and have been billed repeatedly by the group practice of the doctor . Blue Cross of Mass paid the practice directly, and even gave me the check number and deposit date. But the practice insists the BC paid me & keeps billing me.

Get the practice off my back! They keep billing me for an amount that Blue Cross insists they paid them directly. It's only $1700 but it's driving me crazy.

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0222-1527NYMedical care that is competent and reasonable. Legal help with a Trustee/Fiduciary where I'm a beneficiary.

Assistance with rights in treatment.

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0222-1526WIMy mother (Julia) has been diagnosed with a Cognitive Brain Disorder this fall. My brother and I need help in assessing where she is in the progression of the disorder. We have power of attorney for medical.

My brother and I are looking for help to explain the situation to my mother and her boyfriend and to help set up a schedule for medication and assess her progress.

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0222-1525TXMy son has autism. He is 23 years old. I have been his primary care giver since he was born. I need help trying to get guardianship of him.

If I can be pointed in the right direction so I can get this I would appreciate it

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0222-1524GATrying to get insurance to make a special exception for a physician out of network. I have a rare disease that only 3 surgeons in the nation are qualified to operate

Help navigate and work with doctors office to deal with this

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0222-1523AKI don't trust my health care workers and I need an advocate to go to my doctor's appointments with me I don't trust being in the room alone with him He berates the hell out of me He didn't even ask me how my injuries were doing He just berated

I need somebody to go to me to my appointments I don't trust being alone with any of these people they lie they don't advocate for me whatsoever I spent 3 years at this clinic working my ass off and because I had an infection in my leg I had

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0222-1522WAAllison is a 25 yr old who is between 450-500lbs. She presents as very high functioning, intelligent and friendly. She has not been successful with CBT or weight loss programs. She is in crisis after spending her ~$5k in ~6 weeks. She is unable to manage her hygiene.

We are unable to find a program in the WA for inpatient tx for Allison. A program that is holistic in approach including emotional, mental wellness, relationship to food, nutrition and of course medical wellness. We are afraid Allison is on a slow death path and is out of control.

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0122-1521FLMy 83 year old mother is residing at grand villa Dunedin Alf and is not receiving services due to the number of staff out with Covid. She has went an entire day with no one checking or asking if she wanted breakfast lunch or dinner or assistance with daily living

I would like someone to contact this facility to find out why this is happening

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0122-1520TXWas denied a claim that might help/or fix a nerve pain in my tailbone. Need help to either challenge the claim or find another Doctor (treatment).

Navigating the health / insurance system to get my medical needs meet?

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0122-1519NJI need help negotiating bills between the insurance company (Aetna) and the lab (Quest Diagnostics).
I owe $1000 and I need help to reduce the bills. I also want to learn how could I have navigated this better.

I need help working with health insurance (Aetna) and lab facility (Quest Diagnostics) to reduce my bills for tests.

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0122-1518ILPatient in nursing home with Covid.
•Nursing home and Medicare billing problems.
•Inadequate care at nursing home
•Need someone to clear up billing problems.
•Need to find safe adequate nursing home.

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0122-1517CAHearing coverage service stopped after 11 years of coverage (4 years with Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO)

Free consultation: I am in appeal hearings - I need a Medicare Rules expert witness authority for appeals

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0122-1516CAIt is for my very good friend who is overwhelmed with caring for her aging parents.
To consult with me to see if this is something that will help my friend.
Her parents have different insrance and different health needs.

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0122-1515CAI was wrongfully held against my will for 4 days for a wrongfully diagnosed 5150 Suicide code at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. I was admitted for Covid symptoms and was originally scheduled for discharge that same night. ER doctor stated a psychiatrist could not evaluate me until I had no Covid symptoms or 2 negative tests which he stated was 4 days. When I tried to leave, hospital had taken my shirts and sweaters. I was in the cold with only my jeans. San Gabriel Police made me wait in the back of the police car in handcuffs without a shirt while taunting me lying to me and bullying me.

I need to find a lawyer who can achieve the justice from the abuse the hospital did to me. I was looking for help with Covid symptoms, not for my mental health.

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