On 1/17/19 Consumer Reports highlighted a common problem: insured patients expect that their screening mammograms and colonoscopies are free, then get bills for diagnostic care. I’m quoted in the article and have personally experienced this kind of “bait and switch.”
HBO VICE News Tonight promoted patient advocacy with fresh insight. This 7-minute segment aired nationally on 6/26/18 with more than 10,000 views so far. I’m honored to be featured along with other advocates and clients – and also my cat Randy.
howstuffworks.com 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.
KING 5, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, ran a series of “Buyer Beware” stories about medical billing and consumer awareness.
A Seattle news spot that probed healthcare cost issues. I tried to be diplomatic about our government’s interest in prescription drug pricing. Will it go beyond political posturing?
KING 5 Seattle ran an excellent series of interviews about soaring prescription drug prices. Resources to lower costs by comparison shopping are listed in the online section.
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.