Hospitals use 'navigators' to keep low-income patients informed

According to the American College of Surgeons, hospitals that want to receive accreditation from that organization must add patient navigators to the ever-expanding list of healthcare positions, reports Fox News. These social worker-type positions are designed to guide underserved populations through every step of their medical care. Hospitals in the Denver Health system, for instance, employ navigators to help low-income Latinos access medical care. These navigators accompany patients on doctor's visits, remind them about upcoming appointments, as well as help patients explore options to pay for costly procures. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.