As a patient with TMJ disorder and/or chronic facial pain, I have the right to: Have my physicians and/or providers listen to and consider my symptoms as serious issues. Be an active participant in my healthcare solution. A comprehensive examination that addresses my functional… Read More »TMJD and Related Disorder’s Patient Bill of Rights
Do you have a TMJ mitek anchor, or do you know anyone who does? If so, we need to hear from you. We will also keep you updated on any mitek anchor related news. Please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on… Read More »TMJ Mitek Anchor Patients – Please Contact Us
Managing medical bills, keeping track of doctor visits, filing insurance claims, and organizing medical records can all leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few tips that can make managing TMJ disorder, or any chronic illness easier – and might stop you from pulling out your hair!
Records that are important to keep:
Records of phone calls, emails and letters from doctors and insurers
Insurance claims forms including claims filed, reimbursements, and explanations of benefits.
Records of hospital stays, treatments, procedures, exams, lab tests, drugs prescribed and prescriptions filled.
Doctor Visits & Hospital Stays – What to Keep Track Of
Keep a log that includes: 1. Medical appointments 2. Prescriptions filled 3. Lab work 4. Procedures
Whether you have insurance or not, this is an important thing to do. Keeping logs of appointments, prescriptions, procedures (and their costs) will help you when the bill comes around. Hospitals are notorious for including charges for things you didn’t even use. If you’re in the hospital, don’t rely on your memory to record the medications, tests, and procedures you have. If you can, assign a family member or friend to be your advocate…they can record everything for you so that it’s much easier to ask questions (and to talk with the insurance company if you have a dispute).Read More »Tips for Managing the Never Ending Mountain of Medical Paperwork & Files
Today, May 12, is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! You don’t have to do anything in person to take part – you can raise awareness by posting about Fibromyalgia on your Twitter or Facebook accounts. You can also take part in local events like walks. For more… Read More »Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Welcome to TMJ Hope’s new website! Instead of New Years Resolutions, we thought we would start a new tradition of coming up with three words that will be our guidelines for the coming year. We will use these words as guidance for how we should… Read More »State of the TMJ Hope Union