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Enbrel Financial Assistance
Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?
Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more
See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more
Very Unlikly: Health Maintenance Organizations, HMO, were developed to maintain health, prevent diseases and avoid unnecessary testing or treatment. They try achieving this by the use of a primary physician as a gate keeper. In other words, he is knowledgeble and would decide if your complaint is a problem, can he handle it, or what to do first before referring you to a specialist. ...Read more
In multiple ways: In the case of nurses, they will often be of assistance with additional medical knowledge, the ability to evaluate the patient from a medical standpoint with a brief exam etc. They will often have additional medication knowledge. Social workers can help navigate the waters of insurance, support systems - whether financial or social or psychological - and address other social issues better. ...Read more
Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does medicare pay for long term care non-acute medical care or custodial care? I'm referring to dementia class patients.
Any advantage to allowing insurance company to assign a rn to manage one's ongoing medical care and decisions?
Yes: If well trained, caring, thoughtful, & beholden to his/her expertise can bring doctor's concerns to insurance company & get case moved along. Unfortunately, as I have observed, such nurses sometimes get fired for not adhering to common insurance company posture of knee-jerk denials and cost savings. In any case the nurse enlarges target for the doctor's advocacy. So yes, get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
This is tough on all: Advanced planning's essential. Not only the parent but also children must prepare for the future. With nursing homes costing around $225/day on average, the concept of aging in place is becoming more appealing to many. That requires getting a home with universal design, adding railings and other safety features, building a ramp, installing lighting and alarm systems, etc. Aarp may have calculator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Senior Housing: Continuing care retirement communities (ccrcs) may be worth considering when a senior cannot live independent at home any more. Offering a variety of services within one community, ccrcs guarantee lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care as needs change. They range from single-family homes, apartments or condominiums to assisted living and all the way to nursing homes. ...Read more
Communication...: Most collaborative efforts are done with either computers(email), fax; or, the good old fashion telephone. ...Read more
Financial concerns: The dentist who will be treating your daughter would be in the best position to discuss costs, payment options and possible financial assistance programs in your state and locality. ...Read more
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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