Advocate Fees & Costs
What will a private, independent health care advocate charge you for services?
When you request help from an independent, professional advocate, you should expect the advocate to charge you for the services he or she performs on your behalf. Health insurance does not ordinarily cover the cost of health care advocate fees, although some employers may assist with payment.
The cost will depend on the advocacy services that is performed.
This type of advocacy requires knowledge of the healthcare system, and a medical background. Advocates who provide medical assistance can provide the following services:
• Initial assessment (to get to know you the client and to determine the scope of work and services needed) •Help review diagnoses, •Treatment options, •Medical records and test reports, • Accompany a patient to appointments •Monitor the patient at the bedside in a hospital •Help with after hos…