In response to the ever-increasing demand for independent healthcare/patient advocates, SOUL SHERPA® looks forward to using its invaluable off-the-record interactions with physicians, both independent and hospital-employed (hospitalists) to guide healthcare consumers with insights and advice when challenged with obtaining quality medical care and ensuring its costs are reasonable. The majority of Americans declaring bankruptcy today, 62%, is due to the inability to satisfy medical bill obligations. In addition, complaints regarding quality of medical care have skyrocketed among consumers. Compensation for those providing care has generally dropped, while compensation to those who are responsible for determining hospital and medical insurance policies has risen. Investors in healthcare have seen their profits rise.
DependableDoc© will be previewed in select cities in April, May, and June 2016. Watch for upcoming seminars. The universal and affordable healthcare promised to Americans has been seriously compromised. Successful lobbying efforts in Washington, DC, totaling $1.2 billion, impacted legislation which became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed by Congress in March 2010. This app will demonstrate how healthcare consumers are being short-changed. Successful strategies so consumers may demand what is fair and reasonable will become available to the American public this summer.
In response to feedback received from seminar participants to date, laminated information cards will also be available for those who prefer not to access the app’s information on a mobile phone. Knowledge that protects the healthcare consumer will be released in the form of an app and on laminated cards on June 21, 2016. Should an independent healthcare advocate still be needed, the app will guide users to these professionals practicing nationwide.
Lisa Berry Blackstock
Patient Healthcare Advocate, Educator, and Mentor
Medical Billing and ChargeMaster Negotiator
Advance Medical Care Planning Expert
Experienced Estate Administrator & Constructive Fiduciary
Hospitalization and Discharge Specialist
Brain Surgery Survivor/Trigeminal Neuralgia (2007)
Over 3,000 Hours Spent With Hospitalized Clients
In Business Since 1990
Professional Liability Insurance
No Claims History
Available 24/7; Will Travel
SOUL SHERPA® is proud to present the entire patient advocacy feature beautifully created by Public Television’s award-winning program, Leading Edge. The program’s unique version, which will be hosted by football legend Jimmy Johnson, will be available to every public television station throughout the entire country beginning in November 2014. At the same time, watch for our commercial!
If you suddenly received a serious health diagnosis, how prepared are you and your loved ones to cope with the challenge? Are all matters concerning your Last Will and Testament and other legal documents in order? How can you be certain the medical opinion you receive is accurate? Do you know where to search for a second one? While you may not be wealthy, do you understand what the future financial cost to your beneficiaries will be in the event your home is not held in a living trust? What will your health insurance cover? How can you successfully appeal an insurance denial for reasonable coverage? Who will protect you if you’re told it’s time to be discharged from the hospital but it really isn’t? Have you taken the time to thoughtfully complete your advance healthcare instructions? Do you have reliable support to effectively accompany you in the midst of healthcare mayhem? What if a healthcare crisis hits someone you love (one of your parents, for example) who lives far from you but requires medical and/or legal protection now? SOUL SHERPA®, an experienced patient healthcare advocacy and fiduciary/estate administration enterprise, uniquely understands the importance of addressing your medical and personal legal needs simultaneously. With the proven ability to efficiently navigate these two challenging territories, you will have your two most important assets — your life and your life’s wishes — compassionately, effectively, and ethically managed. SOUL SHERPA® possesses tremendous experience — 27 years — protecting its clients along their medical and personal legal paths. The mission of SOUL SHERPA® is to keep its clients safe, solvent, and educated during their unexpected journeys. In the event one’s journey marks the end of a physical life, SOUL SHERPA® is committed to remaining by your or a loved one’s side as long as desired. SOUL SHERPA® also offers consultancy services and educational resources (seminars, interactive workshops, written materials, audio and video DVDs) to individuals, community organizations, small businesses, and corporations. The importance of assisting clients in proactively addressing their healthcare planning preferences, along with their life care planning needs, long before these strategies need to be implemented, is strongly encouraged.
A Sherpa is a Tibetan person adept in mountain climbing and is acclimated to high altitudes. Often secured as a guide by other less experienced mountaineers to ensure safe passage en route to a high summit (Mount Everest, for example) a Sherpa usually resides on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas. A Soul Sherpa is an individual with expertise in advising others how to effectively organize and manage their personal business affairs as they or their loved ones age. These areas incorporate (but are not limited to) medical, legal, financial, insurance and emotional matters. A Soul Sherpa possesses the knowledge and compassion to understand the significance and privilege of successfully accompanying a client along this extraordinary journey.
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