LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectCare3, which covers more than 50,000 lives throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, today announced the addition of its Individual Patient Advocacy and Nurse Navigation services. This new service provides personal assistance to individuals with serious medical diagnoses and removes the confusion and complexity of finding the best health care for the patient.
"46% of the time individuals make sub-optimal health care decisions" (United Healthcare)
The wrong medical decisions can lead to physical, emotional and financial devastation. ConnectCare3 provides the expertise to help avoid misdiagnosis and eliminate unnecessary or inappropriate treatments for serious medical conditions, life-threatening and chronic illnesses and helps expedite the time to proper treatment. ConnectCare3 leverages its medical expertise and extensive research capabilities to help patients find the best treatment options, specialists and facilities, based on their individual medical needs, preferences and coverage.
ConnectCare3 provides diagnosis review, treatment options, second opinions, access to expert physicians and centers of excellence, and complex care coordination between multiple physicians and facilities. It also provides nurse navigators who personally accompany patients to doctor and hospital appointments to ensure the right questions are asked, answered and understood, to help patients make highly informed decisions.
An independent service, ConnectCare3 helps determine how treatment options correlate with patients' health insurance plans. It also ensures that patients have an electronic health record created, which is a critical tool for patients to get the best care coordination possible between multiple physicians and hospitals.
"Having been diagnosed with a brain tumor myself I know firsthand the fear and overwhelming feelings of understanding the diagnosis, treatment and coordination efforts involved," said Sam Lombardo, ConnectCare3 Founder and CEO. "That's why I started ConnectCare3; to help patients through the health system labyrinth so they can focus on getting better."
ConnectCare3 was founded by Samuel Lombardo when he identified a glaring need within the health care system for a knowledgeable advocate to assist patients in finding the best specialists, facilities and treatment options. Since then, the company has grown to cover more than 50,000 individuals throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. For more information, visit www.ConnectCare3.com, call 877.223.2350 or contact us online.
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