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Protecting Patient Rights

10 Steps to Protecting the Legal Rights of a Cancer Patient


  • Read your health insurance policy carefully.
  • Determine if the treatment prescribed by your physician is covered by your policy.
  • Find out about the appeals process under your policy.
  • Consult with an expert who is knowledgeable about health insurance law.
  • Plead your case in person to your insurance carrier.
  • Personalize your written case with your insurance company.
  • Obtain copies of your medical records.
  • Document everything.
  • Ask your physician to advocate for your treatment.
  • Be prepared to fight.