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Wise Health Care Consumer Guide: Medical Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives

When a patient cannot speak for themselves and their loved ones are unclear about that patient’s wishes, this leaves the health care team with little to no guidance as to how to proceed in a moment of crisis. In addition, sometimes there is confusion about which loved one should be making the medical decisions in […]


Wise Health Care Consumer Guide: HIPAA forms

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and modified and tweaked for several years afterward. It was mainly intended to help people maintain their health insurance as they went from job to job. HIPAA also had the goal of keeping our medical information private as that knowledge in the wrong […]