“This training initiative represents our commitment to making sure all of our advocates have demonstrated skills and abilities not only in their core competency area but also,
to the advocacy profession,”
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Putnam Health Advocates, a leader in patient advocacy services and a business of Putnam Healthcare Services, LLC announced today that they have begun the formal implementation of their internal advocate training program by having their President, Anna Inglett, be the first to complete and receive the Patient Advocate Certificate from the Professional Patient Advocate Institute.
“This training initiative represents our commitment to making sure all of our advocates have demonstrated skills and abilities not only in their core competency area but also, to the advocacy profession,” says Ms. Inglett. “Today, there are no national standards or professional qualifications needed to be an advocate and as such, no nationally recognized certification process. We would like to be a part of the larger initiative to develop one; patients want to know if you are qualified to take their case. The more we can help our industry develop national standards that include certification, the better we can serve consumers.” The Certificate in Patient Advocacy from the PPAI represents training in Ethics, Legal and Risk Management, Providers and Payers, Reimbursement, Current Trends, Patient and Family Support and Business Issues.
Putnam Health Advocates assists consumers with challenges in the following service areas: Medical Bill Audit, Insurance Denial Appeals, Prescription Drug Pricing Comparison, Diagnosis Research, Health Plan Evaluation, Provider Referrals, Provider Fee Negotiating, Case and Care Management, Nursing Home Research and Assisted Living Coordination and Senior Transition services.
The company's services are provided to clients on a fee for service basis by professional Case Advocates that include RN’s, geriatric case managers, certified coders, billers, insurance and benefits specialists as well as toll free access to the Putnam Health Advocates member care service team. Putnam Health Advocates services are also offered as a package to employers who want to compliment their benefits program, attorneys who need medical bill audit and insurance agents who want to offer additional benefits to their customers.
Located in the Westshore business district of Tampa, Florida, you can learn more about Putnam Health Advocates services and pricing by visiting the Company's website or by calling (877) 624-8008