OVERRIDE

Making Them Pay

How to Get the Most from Health Insurance and Managed Care

Rhonda Orin

St. Martin's Griffin

Most people don't understand health insurance, and insurance companies know it. Unfair denials, late payments, and hopeless confusion are the norm. At last there is a solution. In eight easy steps, Making Them Pay gives practical advice about the things that drive people crazy. Like:

-Figuring out what health plans really say
-Understanding what benefits they provide
-Finding, and understanding, the exclusions
-Determining what health plans really cost
-How to talk to customer service, and other painful details
-Easy ways to keep good records
-Laws that can change your life-like the mandatory benefits laws in all fifty states
-How to prepare successful appeals

Along with this useful advice, Making Them Pay offers a much-needed sense of humor. It's filled with cartoons, sidebars, and vignettes that will make you laugh as you learn. Based on Rhonda D. Orin's extensive experience as a litigator, a journalist, and a mother fighting her own family's insurance battles, Making Them Pay is the book your health insurer doesn't want you to read.

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Making Them Pay: How to Get the Most from Health Insurance and Managed Care
THE NUTS AND BOLTSSTEP ONELOOK OVER YOUR HEALTH PLAN AND FIND THE KEY PIECESIt's time to get down to business--and that means learning the nuts and bolts of health plans. I hate to say it, but you just can't avoid this part. Whether you are trying to pick a health plan or to figure out if something is covered under the one you've got, you need to know how to read a plan.This chapter is about learning an approach--nothing more than that. The approach is one you should follow with any health plan (and, to a certain extent,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rhonda Orin

  • Rhonda D. Orin is a lawyer with more than a decade of experience suing insurance companies on behalf of policyholders. She has presented cases in courts around the country, and two of her cases have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. She works in Washington, D.C.
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Making Them Pay

How to Get the Most from Health Insurance and Managed Care

Rhonda Orin

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St. Martin's Griffin

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