“Do you know the difference between an HMO, DHMO and a PPO? Ever wondered if the extra cost of dental insurance will pay off in the long run? How do you decide which physician is best for you? The answers to these questions and more may be found in Braverman’s encyclopedic guide to balancing health care with your budget ... written in clear, understandable language ... this is an indispensable tool. Real world, frequently asked questions address issues with honest, accurate advice.... The comprehensive glossary alone is worth the cover price as it unlocks the secrets of insurance-speak.”
"Braverman’s recommendations are well researched and sound. They should be useful to all Americans, regardless of their previous degree of knowledge about the healthcare system. Readers who seek even more information will benefit from the supplementary directory of websites and addresses for various health-related organizations. In summary, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to make sense of America’s healthcare system.”
DENTON A. COOLEY, MD
President and Surgeon-in-Chief
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas
"Braverman, who has a master's degree in public health, aimed to produce 'a faithful portrait of consumer healthcare in the 21st century - its progress, its problems, its questions, and its answers.' Written for lay readers and organizational human resource department staff, the result is invaluable owing to the large amount of ground covered."
Here is your roadmap to healthcare in the 21st century. With over forty years of experience in directing health policy activities for such major organizations as the Blue Cross Association, the American Pharmaceutical Association, and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Center, author Jordan Braverman offers a wealth of knowledge on ten major areas of healthcare: evaluating physicians and their care, finding good dental care, traditional private health insurance, managed care, Medicaid and Medicare, surgery, hospital stays, nursing homes, home and hospice care, and prescription drugs. Encyclopedic in scope yet designed for ease of use, this definitive reference work will help you make intelligent decisions about your healthcare in respect to both quality of care and affordability.
This all-in-one sourcebook contains the following unique features:
- Each chapter answers three questions: How do I find, evaluate, and pay for health care services within my budget and lower my health expenses?
- Includes a one-of-a-kind index of health-related Web sites and health organizations organized by chapter to provide additional information on specific topics.
- Presents the latest, cutting-edge information on: Medicare’s new prescription drug program; Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and other health programs; new surgical rules you should be aware of before undergoing an operation; purchasing prescription drugs from Canada and other foreign countries; using the Internet for healthcare purchases; and learning to spot scams from fraudulent health organizations
Extremely useful for both individuals and organizations looking to purchase quality healthcare at affordable rates, Your Money and Your Health
is the ideal healthcare reference book for home or office.
Book Binding: Paperback
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Jordan Braverman, MPH, MSFS (Washington, DC), after graduating from Harvard College, received his Masters of Public Health from Yale University Medical School. He has directed health policy activities with the Blue Cross Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Center, and has held healthcare consulting positions with EBS Management Consultants, FMAS Corporation, and DynCorp Corporation. In addition, Mr. Braverman was managing editor of Topics in Health Care Financing and is the author of numerous books on healthcare, including The Education of the Osteopathic Physician, Health Maintenance Organizations, Nursing Home Standards, Consumer’s Book of Health, and Crisis in Health Care, among others.
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