how we can help
Experienced medical professional by your side for healthcare appts, medical records review, referral management, community resources, end-of-life planning
Guide and support your healthcare journey; act as a personal representative in health situations including those related to legal issues
Communication and coordination directly with your healthcare team; translation of medical jargon
Hospital visits, physician & therapy appts, home services; communicate directly with insurance re: billing, coverage & denials
Wellness & preventive coaching, advanced directives counseling, guidance & support for mental health & substance abuse
About Karen Silber
Karen Silber is the owner of KTS Advocacy…..advocacy is her passion. Her mission is to provide calmness and peace of mind by educating, coaching & supporting.
Karen’s background is vast. After 30 years, she has extensive experience in medical social work, health & wellness, and care management. She understands insurance, including coverage, prior authorizations and billing, and case management.
On a personal level, she advocated for her parents during their illness and also dealt with her own chronic condition. She has a master’s degree in social work, is licensed in Ohio & Kentucky, and is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA).
If you hire Karen as your advocate, she will walk in your shoes with you and give you peace of mind.
Did you know….?
- The health care system is so complex that more than half (52%) of consumers is unable to navigate it on their own, triggering avoidable customer service calls and more costly care.
- Difficulty in making informed decisions impacts consumers’ ability to get the medical care they need. This is especially detrimental for the one in four (26%) consumers who have both low understanding and facing chronic or serious conditions.
- More than 1 in 6 Americans working full or part-time report assisting with the care of an elderly/disabled family member or friend. Caregivers working at least 15 hours per week. indicated that this assistance significantly affected their work life.
- Caregiving has shown to reduce employee work productivity by 18.5% and increase the likelihood of employees leaving the workplace.
- Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers $1,685 per employee per year or $225.8 billion annually.