Patient Advocacy Skill Set Checklist: The Ability to Negotiate

This post was contributed by
Lisa Berry Blackstock, Soul Sherpa®
a mentor for those who are building an advocacy practice.

A patient advocate who isn’t afraid to negotiate on behalf of a client is likely to be an advocate in demand. Everywhere an advocate turns, opportunities to negotiate are plentiful: Inflated medical bills, premature hospital discharges, discontinuation of physical therapy sessions, procedures deemed medically unnecessary by insurance companies – yet desired by a specialty physician. The ...

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4 Steps to Being the Most Effective Advocate

This post was contributed by
Martine Brousse, AdvimedPro
a mentor for those who are building an advocacy practice.

 

Welcome to our growing circle of advocates!

You have learned from APHA and other mentors how to set your business and get started.

So let me ask you. Why did you choose this rewarding but challenging profession? What do you have to offer? What are your expectations?

1. Know your niche

Too often, new or prospective advocates ask me: “How quickly can ...

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Helping Clients Help Themselves

This post was contributed by
Linda Adler, Pathfinders Medical,
a mentor for those who are building an advocacy practice.

Find Linda’s Mentor Listing.

 

 

Helping Clients Help Themselves

One of the best things we can do for our clients is to help them become good self advocates when we’re not around. Good communication is the key!

Specifically, we can work with them:

1.  To determine what their communication style is and how ...

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