advocacy

Behavioral Health in the Workplace

Mental Health Awareness Month is officially observed in May and is especially relevant this year as everyone is continuing to deal with the impact of the pandemic. New research on Behavioral Health Issues in the Workplace was published by The Standard and recently presented in a webinar by Dr. ...

Advocacy in Action | Anesthesia Bill Assistance

A member contacted The Purple Card® because she received an anesthesia bill showing she was being balanced billed for $900. The member sent a copy of the bill to her Patient Advocate because she wanted to understand why the provider was sending her a bill. The procedure had been pre-authorized ...

Advocacy in Action | Resolving Unexpected Bills

Maria got a bill that was not expected…over $300 not expected! She checked her accounts and could not find anything showing that her insurance processed that service. To make matters worse, the provider notified her that her coverage had terminated! The Purple Card to the rescue! Her ...

Advocacy in Action | Solving Billing Errors

A member was being billed for various dates of service and she knew that it was not right so she reached out to her Patient Advocate. Her advocate started reaching out to the carrier and facility and was able to get her member responsibility down to $0! See what this member had to say:  All... ...

Advocacy in Action | Dentist Billing Refund

A member knew that something wasn’t right with how her dentist was billing. She thought she was due a refund but her provider would not give it to her and she needed help…Purple Card help! Her patient advocate reviewed her bills, her explanation of benefits and stayed in communication with her ...

Advocacy in Action | Resolving Enrollment Issues

One member was in a bind. He had an enrollment issue and was not showing active with insurance. To add to the situation, he needed an ID card and a list of COVID-19 testing sites. He contacted The Purple card and in just over an hour, he had active coverage, an ID card and a...

Scam Alert | Beware of PreTexting

Earlier this afternoon, two Purple Card clients independently reported that a team member of theirs received a fraudulent phone call. The callers represented themselves to be with a company contracted by the health plan for their prescription benefits and made it sound as if they already knew ...

Advocacy in Action | Resolving Denied Claims

One member reached out to The Purple Card with an issue about her MRI. It was denied and she was potentially liable for over $6,500. Her Patient Advocate started working her purple magic! After reaching out to the doctor and the insurance company multiple times, the appeal was approved and the ...

Advocacy in Action | HR Relief

The Purple Card recently received an email from a Human Resource Director. She was so excited about the feedback that she was getting from her employees. Employee benefits are one thing she does not have to worry about! Because of The Purple Card, she won’t have to worry about employees going ...

Advocacy in Action | Negotiating Unexpected Claims

A member contacted The Purple Card® stating that she had just received a $621 balance bill from a provider‘s office for anesthesiology services. The member was unhappy because she had gone to an in-network doctor for the surgery and the member believed everything related to the surgery would be ...