When patients have poor health literacy, their care suffers. Their chronic diseases are mismanaged and their costs go up — which means yours do, too, eventually. What’s new these days is that doctors will be paid less if the patient winds up back in the hospital. So both insurers and providers are trying to improve quality and lower costs, but doing so requires patient buy-in.
The health care system can be intimidating, there’s no getting around that. But take this course and you will learn many of the necessary skills to keep you and your family healthy and in the loop when it comes to you doctor, the insurance industry and how you can be healthier longer.