Ketki Patel, MHA, GRACE Guest Contributor

Ketki Patel, MHA, Patient Financial Advocate
University of Washington
Seattle
WA
Specialties
Patient Financial Advocate

Ketki Patel, MHA, is a Program Operations Specialist/Post Award Specialist for the University of Washington Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology Research Program in Seattle, Washington.

Ketki is an experienced Patient Financial Advocate with a demonstrated history of working with clinical trials/research, medical oncology, and holds knowledge in prior authorization of inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy and appealing all types of claim denials. She has experience working with the drug manufacturers for drug assistance and copay assistance in the hospital billing setting.


Ketki has her Masters in Healthcare Administration and is a Certified Transplant Financial Coordinator.

 

Conflict of Interest:

Employee of University of Washington. Information is not affiliated with the University of Washington.

 

Conflict of Interest

Employee of University of Washington. Information is not affiliated with the University of Washington.

COVID 19 Resources Part 2

Now that it’s been a little over a year since we were introduced to the pandemic and turned everyone’s world upside down, we are slowly getting to some sense of normalcy hopefully.  I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some resources for anyone who may be struggling and give an overview of COBRA.

Covid-19 Financial Impacts and Resources for the Cancer Patient

As many of you know, the costs of treating a new disease or virus are often astronomical, and most insurance companies are in flux as they incorporate these therapies into their step therapies and tier programs, and work to come up with medical necessity criteria to allow coverage for experimental treatments.

Copay Accumulators and Copay Maximizers

Copay accumulators and copay maximizers have gotten a lot of press lately, mostly bad press. I wanted to take the opportunity to provide some background on what this means for those with insurance plans that utilize this method of cost containment.

With the plethora of Medicare options available, here is an overview of Medicare terms and options along with things to consider when choosing a Medicare plan.

Let's start with the basics:  there are four main parts of Medicare:
  • Medicare Part A – Hospital Plan
  • Medicare Part B – Medical Plan
  • Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare Part D – Prescription Plan

 

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