Rep. Scott Introduces the Patient Advocate Act
“It is important that patients have access to professional case management services that will assist them in overcoming problems they may face as a result of their diagnosis and illness,” said Rep. Scott. “Patients should not have to fight the insurance companies and bill collectors at the same time they are battling a life threatening illness.”
The grants will be made available to existing as well as new patient advocacy programs. These programs provide patients with much needed assistance with negotiating pre-authorization claims, expediting the appeals process, resolving billing errors, resolving debt crisis related to their diagnosis, brokering resources to supplement limits to insurance, and gaining access to services for the uninsured.