Patient Advocate At A Federally Qualified Health Center ( Fqhc )

1252 WordsFeb 7, 20166 Pages
Over the past two years, I have been working as an ACA Patient Advocate at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Throughout the course of the week, I interact with patients who are affected by age associated illnesses. At this community health center which serves a large, and indigenous uninsured population, my specific role as a patient advocate is to intervene, assist, manage and fight for my clients. I also provide assistance in interpreting and clarifying healthcare coverage. Lastly, I encourage my patients to engage in frenetic participation in the overall health insurance enrollment process. In so doing, I am ensuring that the health care needs of the public are met. Aging is a fact of life. As I grow older, I become…show more content…
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