– Types of insurance, possible payments
– What is it, when to use it
III. Necessary Documents For Treatment
– Medical history, insurance information, etc.
IV. Legal Considerations
– i.e. Power of attorney, living will, advance directives, etc.
V. Privacy Rights
VI. Communication Tips
– Healthcare team & Insurance company
VII. Monitoring Your Own Care
– What to be aware of, when to make changes
Welcome to OCHLA’s Minority Health Month 2017 initiative, use this guide and acquire the knowledge to navigate the health care terrain.
Table of Contents: Use this section to identify the major topics. Equip yourself with an understanding of health care; terms, insurance types, payment types, and rights of the patient.
Resources: Information available from other organizations that were used to build this package of Information. Select the topic and navigate to the resource sites.
For an English or Spanish PDF version of the documents, click here: ENG - SPA
Metlife - Guide: Navigating the Health Care System - What to know and do to ensure effective care PDF
USA.gov - Finding Health Insurance
USA.gov - Health Insurance
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Why It's Wise to Use a Health Advocate
National Eating Disorders Association - Confidentiality And Legal Considerations For Parents, Friends and Employers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Your Rights Under HIPAA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - HIPAA for Individuals
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Spanish Fact Sheets & Brochures - Health Information Privacy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Civil Rights Information - Spanish
Cancercare - Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
United Policyholders - Speak UP: How to communicate with your insurance company
Medela - Tips for Communicating with Your Insurance Company