Planning ahead, choosing the right insurance plan and negotiating the right network coverage will help you reduce stress and make the process towards recovery easier. No one plans for a diagnosis of cancer in his or her life, so it’s advisable to investigate options for health care coverage while you are healthy.
At Roswell Park, we are doing our part to help underserved patients gain access to life-saving treatments, manage the cost of care and navigate insurance red tape. We discussed our initiatives during the Buffalo Cancer Moonshot Summit, and we are dedicated to the national effort.
Different health plans come with very different out-of-pocket costs for specialist office visits, outpatient surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medical imaging and inpatient care.
It’s open enrollment season, the time of year to reevaluate your heath care coverage. There are a number of things to consider and compare when choosing a plan. Asking the right questions and understanding industry terms will help simplify the process and make you a savvy consumer.
Going through treatment for cancer is hard, but I also faced the challenge of getting my medical care at Roswell Park covered by my health insurance. If I can help even one patient learn from my experience, then this will be a success.
Understanding health insurance and industry terminology will help you choose the best possible plan for you and your family.
Choosing the right health care coverage is one of the most important decisions you can make for you and your family. It’s essential for you to fully understand your options and choose a provider that is best for your current and future health care needs.
To kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week (NYACAW) I’m headed to Roswell Park’s Annual Young Adult Wellness Retreat this Saturday to speak with patients and survivors about important topics that impact their lives.
During the Medicare Open Enrollment period many patients may have questions about the various Medicare options. This open enrollment period is the one time each year that ALL people with Medicare can make changes to their health plan, such as switching from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan or choosing a different Medicare Advantage Plan.
Buying health insurance on the Health Benefit Exchange is a daunting task that can be fraught with pitfalls, especially if you or a family member has cancer. There are plenty of helpful resources however, and if you tread carefully and thoughtfully, you can make choices that provide the best coverage for your medical and prescription drug needs.
What plans does Roswell Park accept and are there any co-pays you should especially review before signing on to a plan for January?