The Power of Patient Advocacy: News Flash!


Patient Advocates Can Save Your Money – And Your Life

HBO VICE News Tonight promoted patient advocacy in this segment which aired nationally on 6/26/18. Filmed over two full days, trimmed down to just 7 minutes! I’m honored to be featured along with other advocates and clients – and also my cat.

How To Negotiate a Medical Bill offers practical advice on a range of topics. My tips, along suggestions from other experts,  recommend how to lower your medical bills. Check your bills carefully and use other sources to determine if the prices are fair.

Buyer Beware: Medical Bill Nearly Tripled

KING 5, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, ran a series of “Buyer Beware” stories about medical billing and consumer awareness. This is a segment where I have 15 seconds of fame as a subject expert.

Trump and Drug Prices

More local media coverage, this time 30 seconds! I tried to be diplomatic about our  President’s interest in prescription drug pricing, hoping it goes beyond political posturing.

Insulin Prices Roughly Double Since 2012

Again on KING 5, there is an excellent series of interviews about soaring prescription drug prices. My list of resources for lowering costs by doing comparison shopping was included in the website companion piece.

Where There’s a Bill . . . There’s a Way

ICD, CPT, EOB . . . acronyms designed to confuse. The Pacific Northwest Inlander published a helpful article about how to make sure your hospital bill is fair and accurate — and avoid overpaying.